COVID – 19 Information For Businesses

Our partners at the Northcoast Small Business Development Center are providing updates on actions and resources to help small businesses during this crisis. 

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SMART CENTER Pandemic Help Employees-Humboldt

SMART CENTER Pandemic Help Businesses-Humboldt

What’s New?


It’s Thirsty Thursday!! And it’s the start of a holiday weekend! And we got you covered!

$6 6R Growler Refills, Jello Shots 4 for $10, Slushie Cocktails and a sweet deal on a “Get Your Holiday Started” Party Pack!

The Party Pack was born out of a “how to reuse these horrible styrofoam coolers stuff comes in” and we think it’s a great reuse and definitely a win for you! The pack includes Humboldt Cider Co, Eel River Brewing Company Craft Clarity, a 6R 6 Pack of your choice, 4 Jello Shots, and a Tito’s Mule Cocktail Crowler (4 drinks per Crowler) for $55 and 2 6R Koozies! We will pack it and ice it and it’s ready to go! Then do us a favor, always pack out what you pack in anywhere you go and also reuse that cooler or return it to have it filled again and again!!

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July 1, 2020 - Three New Cases Reported Today
Three additional cases of COVID-19 were reported today, bringing to 136 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus.
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Timeline PhotosAs I look for new items to fill the gaps in our new, larger store, I’m not going with the status quo of the stationery industry. Events in 2020 have made it painfully obvious that the way things have been done need to change. I have made a personal pledge to make my store a more inclusive experience, and to make sure more types of stationery makers are visible. It’s not fixing the justice system, but change needs to happen in every part of daily life. Stay tuned for announcements of the new things we’ll have on our shelves soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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Who Are We?

The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission is a collaboration of elected officials from throughout Humboldt County.  We are dedicated to creating opportunity through economic and business development. More…

What Do We Do?

We make loans to small businesses in Humboldt County.  Our loans are are for those businesses who are unable to get loans through traditional sources like banks and credit unions.

We also work to improve the economic climate of Humboldt County.

Where Are We?

We are located in the Prosperity Center, a one-stop shop for business support located at 520 E Street, Eureka.



RREDC is implementing a COVID emergency bridge loan program. Our intent is to provide cash to allow basic business operations while a customer is applying to the U.S. Small Business Administration or other entity for long-term disaster relief.


  • Maximum loan amount is $25,000.
  • 2.5% interest rate.
  • 6-month payment deferral followed by 60 month fully amortized loan.
  • RREDC will file a blanket lien on business assets.
  • Personal guaranties will be required for businesses that are not sole proprietorships.
  • Credit reports will be required. RREDC will allow an applicant to self-report their credit with an appropriate source.

Other conditions of funding:

  • Customer must be enrolled with the Small Business Development Center.
  • RREDC prefers that customer also be applying to the SBA or other appropriate entity for long- term disaster loans. Payoff of the RREDC COVID BRIDGE LOAN should be included as an expense item in disaster loan application, if appropriate.

To apply:

Sign-up with the North Coast Small Business Development Center for assistance or contact your SBDC counselor for a referral.


Contact Virginia Salvi at [email protected] or Gregg Foster at [email protected].

Applications will be emailed to you along with a link to a secure document upload site.

For more information, email Virginia Fisher or Gregg Foster or visit

This program is made possible through partnerships with the Humboldt County Headwaters Fund, Humboldt Area Foundation, and City of Fortuna.


To help slow the spread of COVID-19, RREDC is closed to the public.

To ask a question or gain access to the building, please call Executive Director Gregg Foster at 496-3378.

You may also email us:

[email protected].

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