Economic Development

Business Resource Guide

The following links are provided as a resource to local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the most recent updates on COVID-19 in Indiana, please visit: IN.gov/coronavirus.

The PPE Directory was launched to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations obtain the personal protective equipment necessary to operate safely. 

Restore Your Economy: RestoreYourEconomy.org is a resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts.  It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and IEDC’s Economic Development Research Partners program.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides resources for small businesses to start, grow, expand, and recover.  Visit the SBA Indiana District Office website to take advantage of these resources.

If you are looking to open a small business, check out this List of Startup Resources to help you start your journey.

Funding Opportunities

Eligible Small Businesses can apply for reimbursement of up to 80% of qualified business expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021 through the Small Business Restart Grant.  The deadline for applying is November 15, 2021. 

Check out these 18 Small Business Grants that available to minority business owners.

The Community Investment Fund of Indiana (CIFI) is offering grant opportunities for small businesses located in Lake County, Indiana.  Eligible businesses can receive up to $5,000 for businesses expenses.  For more information and to apply, please visit capitalizingindiana.org.

  1. Economic Development


    Physical Address
    414 Main St.
    Hobart, IN 46342

    Phone: 219-942-5517