Erie County has created a Business Task Force to assist local businesses struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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County Executive Mark Polocarz in a story aired on WIVB-TV said...

“Local businesses are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and this Task Force will be critical to identifying what they need to survive today and succeed into the future”

The task force hopes to form a better picture of how the coronavirus is impacting operations and what small businesses need.

Officials say the information collected will assist in developing short and long term policy and procedure recommendations at the local, state, and federal levels.

It will also help to identify workforce needs businesses will have to succeed in the COVID-19 economy, Erie County officials tell us.

Many local businesses may have to cease operation in the future due to the financial impact from COVID-19.