April 6, 2020
While Carteret County businesses in NC are no stranger to disasters in the way of hurricane and tropical storms which have the potential to disrupt small businesses every few years, we believe the current situation related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is an event that nobody in the country has ever experienced.
As it stands now, this event has the potential to shut down tourism and visitor travel to the county extending out to July or August which would effectively cause local small businesses to miss an entire year of sales and growth.
By clicking the title and using our discussion form, we are interested in hearing from employees, business owners, and other that work within the tourism industry here in Carteret County NC to tell us about local, state, and federal programs that are aimed at helping local companies during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Specifically, we are interested in hearing about how directly this event is affecting your business, how long you believe it will take to rebound from this event, and what innovative and unique ways you deployed to continue to do business in the county.
What specific programs are active right now to help local companies and employees who may be laid off from work?
After this event, what needs to be in place to help mitigate future issues if there is another major national disaster or pandemic like the Coronavirus?
As a business owner or someone who deals with business development in Carteret County, has the COVID-19 pandemic spurred any new thoughts on ways that local tourism dependent companies have survive if there is a future event like this one?