Assisting Local Small Businesses

In 2020, the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation (GBIC) established the COVID-19 Rapid Response Small Business Assistance Program. The COVID-19 Rapid Response Small Business Assistance Program was designed to assist small businesses in Brownsville about community lending resources and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 funding programs: Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief program.

Program Impact

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1.6 Billion Loans Granted in Cameron County Alone.

"On behalf of Super Cream LLC please accept our thanks and gratitude to the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, particularly the COVID-19 small business assistance team, in providing us the knowledge and available relief programs/ resources, such as the Brownsville CARES Grant, SBA paycheck protection program and EIDL funds. The company was able to apply and get assistance from the Brownsville CARES grant, this relief is helping our business attract more customers through online and physical advertising such as banners, paper menus, and social media ads, bring in more business to the restaurant and keeping us afloat We were also given PPE equipment vendor information and the Texas southmost College Disinfectant Specialist Training Program, all of these resources were able to assist our community during the outbreak of this pandemic and we are thankful to the city for knocking on the door of small businesses and provide others the assistance, help, and guidance."
Lariza Lozano
Super Cream LLC