by / Thursday, 19 March 2020 / Published in Press Releases

With the heightened concerns raised by the Center for Disease Control in response to the COVID-19 situation, the Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation office will be closed to the public until further notice. Our staff will continue to monitor our voicemail and email as we work remotely.

We will continue to monitor the situation and share updates as they become available.

Below are some links to help you find information that can help you during this time:

Letter from Michael Cassa, President & CEO, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation

State of Illinois

Emergency Small Business Loan Fund

State of Illinois COVID-19 Response

Illinois Department of Health COVID-19 page

Illinois Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Small Business Administration:

Economic Disaster Loan Program
Paycheck Protection Program
SBA Updates

Small Business Development Center

Free Assistance from the SBDC

Federal Stimulus

Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

CDC and WHO:
CDC Guidance on Group Gatherings
CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
CDC: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
CDC: COVID-19 Information for Travelers
WHO: Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19

IRS Tax Relief


Hospitality Resources:

Illinois hospitality emergency grant program

Restaurant Resources:
IL Restaurant Assn

Local Government:
Village of Downers Grove
DuPage County

Other Resources:

Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Executive Order

Governor Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order Extended(3/31/2020)

Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order: Essential Business List

3/8/2020 Governor’s Office COVID-19 Daily Q & A (contains information pertaining to executive orders from the Governor)


COVID-19 Implications for Commercial Leases

Thank you for your understanding and stay well.