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Resources for businesses dealing with impacts with the coronavirus pandemic are available at cityofalbany.net/coronavirus/business.

NEW! City of Albany Small Business Grants: For more info, see our coronavirus resources page.

Current opportunities

DEQ Materials Management Grants Program:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink Grant: This program helps recipients reduce the environmental impacts of materials, reduce waste, build capacity for reuse and repair, and support responsible recycling. Click here for instructions and to apply: http://ow.ly/PDDm50B7GiO 

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Grant from the Oregon Cares Fund:

The Oregon Cares Fund provides cash grants to Black individuals, Black-owned businesses, and Black-led nonprofit organizations who have experienced financial adversity due to COVID-19. This fund is designed and led by Black leaders for the Black community. All grants must be awarded before December 30, 2020 so finish your application today! Apply here for cash grants: https://thecontingent.org/oregon-cares/ 

Energy Trust of Oregon Incentive Bonuses:

Energy Trust of Oregon is offering bonus incentives to help make energy-efficiency upgrades more affordable. Savings from energy-efficient upgrades often pay for the improvements in just a few years, meaning a faster return on investment. And for a limited time, customers in Oregon and SW Washington can take advantage of bonuses on selected incentives offered through Existing Buildings from May 18, 2020, to December 1, 2020. Now in Spanish.

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Upcoming Small Businesses Development Center Classes: *free and low-cost

LBCC helps small businesses connect with the resources they need to be successful. Whether your business is well established or still in the ideation stage, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help you start, grow, or scale your venture. The SBDC offers classes and workshops that are affordable and set to fit within busy schedules. Out local office also provides FREE business advising. Their advisors have the experience to help you make the best decisions to start, grow, or scale up your business. LBCC SBDC 


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Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail Now Live:

Over the last decade, knowing the source of our food and drink, and the makers who craft our brews (or the chefs who prepare our meals) has become increasingly important to travelers. Since Oregon’s Willamette Valley is central to growing and producing agricultural ingredients used by restaurateurs and other businesses and attractions, Albany Visitors Association partnered with Visit Corvallis and Travel Oregon to create the Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail.

The Mid-Willamette Valley Food Trail is a way for visitors to connect with the source of our agricultural bounty. Over 40 businesses are represented on the Trail, weaving their origin stories with personal experiences. You can spend several days building your itinerary as you pass through some of the most scenic countryside in Linn and Benton counties. Settle into a cabin at an actual working farm stay, help bottle feed baby lambs, pluck your own blueberries from the fields or indulge in a scrumptious farm-to-table dinner. https://albanyvisitors.com/2020/05/11/welcome-to-the-mid-willamette-valley-food-trail/ 


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Map of Albany in relation to other major cities in Oregon

The State capital of Salem is 30 minutes away. Portland, the Cascade mountains, and the Pacific Ocean are all within a 90-minute drive.

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