Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order was issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 23, 2020, which serves to mitigate potential transmission of the novel COVID-19 virus. Specific questions regarding Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order should be directed to her Constituent Relations team at (517) 334-7858. Regional and State Legislators recommend that businesses reach out to their lenders as soon as possible to discuss grant and loan options, as well as the possible deferment of any existing loan payments.

To help downtown East Lansing businesses during this difficult time, the following list of resources has been compiled and will be updated as other resources become known.

Links to Informational Resources


Michigan Chamber of Commerce

State of Michigan


National Restaurant Association


Small Business Development Center


Small Business Administration


Small Business Association of Michigan


U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Modern Restaurant Management


  • Modern Restaurant Management News & Trends

Michigan Retailers Association


Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP, Inc.)


  • LEAP, Inc. is administering 60 $10,000 working capital grants to Michigan-owned small businesses in the tri-county region, including East Lansing businesses. Learn more.