RENO, NV – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a  conference call with chambers of commerce members in Nevada’s rural communities and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Nevada District Director Joe Amato to provide an update on the federal government’s COVID-19 response, discuss her actions to support Nevada’s economy, and answer questions from members of Nevada’s rural chambers of commerce.

“COVID-19 continues to hurt small businesses all across Nevada, including in our rural communities,” said Senator Rosen. “As we begin safely reopening our state, it is important that Nevada’s rural communities are able to meet the challenges they are currently facing, and know what federal resources are being provided in order to protect rural Nevadans’ livelihoods as well as their lives. I will continue working in the Senate to secure resources that assist our businesses and protect the health and well-being of all Nevadans.

BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen previously partnered with Nevada's Small Business Administration regional representatives and local chambers of commerce and organizations, including the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, the Nevada REALTORS, the Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce, the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, and the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce to provide updates on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and answer questions on access to federal resources.

Senator Rosen was recently appointed to serve on the President’s bipartisan Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.

Senator Rosen’s office is working every day to ensure Nevadans stay up to date on the latest news on the coronavirus, as well as provide a list of resources to assist Nevadans.

Senator Rosen’s website includes a bilingual online resource portal to assist small businesses in Nevada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses that are experiencing difficulties navigating federal assistance can also send their inquiries and questions to SmallBusiness@Rosen.Senate.gov, and a team of dedicated bilingual professionals will respond to provide assistance.

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