City recognizes economic pressures faced by Antioch businesses as a result of COVID-19
ANTIOCH, Calif., May 20, 2020 — The City of Antioch will be seeking to establish a COVID-19 Economic Support Package specifically targeting small businesses within the City.
As the City begins moving forward towards re-opening, it recognizes the financial hardship that COVID-19 has created for Antioch’s business community.
“The City must do everything we can to help our small businesses recover as fast as possible,” said Sean Wright, Mayor, City of Antioch. “We must ensure that Antioch continues to be a place for opportunity.”
As part of the City’s financial recovery strategy, City staff is exploring the following options:
• Business license relief
• Shared marketing
• Expediting the business application process
The incentives and funding sources that could be included for the COVID-19 Economic Support Package will be discussed at a future City Council meeting.
About the City of Antioch: Antioch is located on the banks of the San Joaquin River in Northern California, just off of Highway 4, in Contra Costa County.
With a population of over 100,000 people, Antioch has become the heart of Eastern Contra Costa County, offering a variety of employment, shopping and vast recreational activities.
The pace of development in Antioch has spurred activity for financial and insurance institutions, contractors, and other types of service-oriented businesses. Increased development has created increased employment in schools, hospitals, and other local service sectors. Antioch poised to capitalize on its location, skilled workforce, and fiscal strength.