WCI has moved to 2 Town Square Blvd, Suite 370, Asheville NC 28803

WCI, Inc
March 24, 2020

NC Resources for COVID-19

Essential Business List

The NC Emergency Management has a new process to vet businesses and allow them the ability to move employees IF an emergency or shelter in place order should be put into place.  IF your business needs to remain in operation should this occur, here are the steps for a business to follow to be vetted:  

  1. Email [email protected]
  2. In the email provide the following information: 
    Business name
    Point of Contact including: name, email, phone number, address
  3. Nature of your business and why it is critical to continue operations
  4. Business website

For navigating new changes to the unemployment insurance system:

Frequently Asked Questions: https://des.nc.gov/need-help/covid-19-information

Website for filing: www.des.nc.gov

Call center: 1.888.737.0259

It will be key to have patience when calling since they are experiencing much higher call volumes than normal.

Questions about financial resources available for businesses impacted by COVID-19:

US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) online application for an Economic Injury Loan.

Online application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Call 1.800.659.2955

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the impact of COVID-19.

2 Town Square Blvd, Suite 370, Asheville, NC 28803 +1 (800) 621-2685 [email protected]