In April 2012, the County Council Adopted Bill 6-12, Economic Development – Small Business Assistance. The Bill directs the County’s Department of Economic Development to develop a program to assist certain small businesses in the County who are adversely impacted by a County redevelopment project or a redevelopment project located on County property. Assistance can be in the form of technical assistance and/or financial assistance.
In response to the Bill’s directive, The Department of Economic Development has developed the “Small Business Assistance Program”, which will be formalized through Executive Regulations that are adopted by the County Council. Before submission to the County Council, the proposed Executive Regulations are placed in the Executive Register for review and comment by the public. Proposed Executive Regulation 24-12 Small Business Assistance Program is currently listed in the Executive Register and public comment was open until January 31, 2013.