So far, COVID-19 has cost Hollister $1.6 million in lost tax revenue. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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Pandemic brings drop in Hollister’s sales tax revenue

The city has a $1.6 million deficit compared to last fiscal year.

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EDC gives info on small business paycheck protection program

Could provide funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs, including benefits, as well as interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

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Small Business Association now accepting loan applications for disaster and economic injury

Cal Coastal SBDC assisting with application process in San Benito and Monterey counties.

Marc Fontes, executive director of the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County. Photo provided.

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Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County hires new Executive Director

Marc Fontes worked for the city of San Ramon for nine years as their economic development director and deputy director of the Redevelopment Agency.

EDC Interim Executive Director Randy Starbuck (standing) ignites discussion between workshop attendees. Photos by Melissa Melton.

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County’s economic development group shares plans to improve local economy

Area organizations attend a workshop on business retention/growth, multi-agency collaboration and tourism marketing plan.

Economic Development Corporation Chairman Eric Johnson gave a presentation of a five-year plan to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors at the March 5 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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San Benito County invests in economic development

Supervisors allocate $67,000 to four organizations and plan further discussions in budget hearings.

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Workshop: Doing Business with Government

Event is first in series of Business Council’s ‘ACT LOCAL’ initiative, attendees will learn about government & agency contracting and business opportunities