as of May 14, 2020
69 businesses have submitted an application
4 withdrew their application
21 applications did not meet the program guidelines (i.e., not a Trenton business, outside of UEZ)
27 applications are being updated (i.e., registering for the UEZ program, submitting missing information)
12 applications have been submitted for underwriting
5 loans have successfully closed
What businesses are saying
Miosotis Belmarez, Owner of JMC Solutions Mutiservices, 210 South Clinton, said
The City of Trenton awarded me a loan for my small business. Unfortunately, my business was completely inoperable once we closed our doors, unable to even work remotely to serve our clients and acquire new ones. I was still plagued with business expenses, including keeping my employees on the payroll. The small business relief loan will allow me to survive financially for at least 3 months. Hopefully, our businesses will reopen soon and small business owners like myself can recover from this great hardship.
Maurice Hallett from 1911 Smoke House Barbecue, 11 West Front Street, said
1911 Smoke House is eternally grateful for the support the city of Trenton has provided to help us weather this pandemic storm. These funds along with the awesome support from city residents has allowed us to keep our employees working. This is a clear example of how also catering to city residents (not just State worker crowd) is vital in business survival downtown.