Shelby County to give $300k in relief loans to area businesses, workers

WATCH: Shelby County small businesses to receive up to $300k in relief loans

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Small businesses have struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic, but relief could be coming soon for businesses in Shelby County.

Today, the Shelby County Commission is meeting to discuss a loan program.

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The loan program would consist of $300k to help small businesses and workers.

Under the current health directive, restaurants must operate at 25 percent capacity and close at 10 p.m.

No specific details of the program have been released yet.

The commission meeting began at 8:30 a.m.

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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced the relief program yesterday during the county’s bi-weekly COVID-19 press conference.

$110,000 was recently given to local community theater organizations, Harris said.