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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Small Business assistance available on MEDB website

Federal programs for small businesses as well as step-by-step instructions on how to apply for assistance due to impacts from COVID-19 are available on Maui Economic Development Board Inc.’s (MEDB) website at

The information and assistance is part of a joint effort between the County of Maui, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and MEDB.

“We’re trying to stay up-to-date with the federal legislation and programs so we can continue to help our local businesses,” said Leslie Wilkins, President and CEO of MEDB. “We have a dedicated team, led by Business Development Director Gerry Smith, answering questions and will be updating our website with more resources and information.

“We want to remind our small businesses that the SBA Loan application process has been changing daily, so please continue to check MEDB’s website, where we will post any SBA updates.”

On Monday, Mayor Michael Victorino introduced businesses to the step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the SBA 2020 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program. About 500 people attended the live webinar, which was recorded for current viewing.

To watch the webinar, visit

“I want to mahalo MEDB and SBDC for providing this resource to our business community, so we may face these challenges together,” Mayor Victorino said.

For more information and one-on-one assistance, contact Maui Economic Development Board Inc. at or call (808) 270-6803.


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