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A/D Works! recognized for supporting local businesses during the pandemic

Board of Douglas County Commissioners’ resolution expresses appreciation for critical partnership.

The Board of County Commissioners expressed gratitude to the A/DWorks! Business Services Team for their support of small businesses in the County. L to R: Commissioner George Teal; Stephanie Mufic, A/D Works!; Commissioner Lora Thomas; Kelly Folks, A/D Works!; Commissioner Abe Laydon
The Board of County Commissioners expressed gratitude to the A/D Works! Business Services Team for their support of small businesses in the County. L to R: Commissioner George Teal; Stephanie Mufic, A/D Works!; Commissioner Lora Thomas; Kelly Folks, A/D Works!; Commissioner Abe Laydon

During the past year, distribution of Douglas County’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Colorado Senate Bill 20B-001 funds provided support and relief to local small businesses.

An established partnership and relationship with Arapahoe/Douglas Works! (A/D Works!) allowed the County to leverage their unique resources as part of a coordinated COVID-19 response — providing a lifeline to our small businesses during the pandemic.

At their Tuesday, April 27, 2021, Business Meeting, the Board of Douglas County Commissioners passed a “Resolution Recognizing A/D Works! for Supporting Douglas County Small Businesses” in appreciation of this critical partnership.

More than $20 million was provided to Douglas County businesses thanks to the assistance of A/D Works! in processing and administering more than 700 grant applications for three business grant programs – Small Business PPE Reimbursement, Restaurant and Event Venue Impact Grant, and Small Business Relief Grant.

Additionally, the A/D Works! team organized and managed the Douglas County Recovery Task Force to act as a resource hub for the County’s Chambers of Commerce and other business support organizations.

As Douglas County’s workforce center, A/D Works! provides a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses and serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Douglas County.

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