Don’t forget to complete your 2020 Census

The United States Census will begin April 1, 2020, and all citizens in Columbus and Bartholomew County are encouraged to complete the census forms. By receiving an accurate count of persons living in our city and county, we are better able to access necessary Federal funds for community services. 2020 Census Information [...]


SBA Loan Information

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce shared the following for small businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19: Due to high traffic, the Small Business Administration website has crashed and is working on being back up and running soon. As a result, starting March 26, 2020 and every day after as needed, the Columbus Area [...]

2020-03-25T16:25:54-04:00COVID-19, News|

Indiana Economic Development Corporation Offers Critical Industries Hotline

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is offering a Critical Industries Hotline to field industry questions about Governor Eric J. Holcomb's Executive Order 20-08, which provides for essential and non-essential business operations, infrastructure and government functions while the state observes a stay-at-home order from March 25-April 7. The Critical Industries Hotline will open Tuesday, March 24 [...]

2020-03-23T15:46:10-04:00COVID-19, News|

March 23, 2020: Governor Holcomb Issues Stay-At-Home Order

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday, March 23 to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Executive Order 20-08: Directive for Hoosiers to Stay At Home [...]

2020-03-23T15:28:08-04:00COVID-19, News|

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Business

President Trump has allocated $50 billion to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. For Hoosiers to gain access to this funding, the Indiana Small Business Development Center's has begun to collect small business economic impact data from every county in Indiana.  In order to get our entire state approved for [...]

2020-03-18T10:14:50-04:00COVID-19, News|

City of Columbus: Closures as of March 24, 2020

With the many actions being taken by the federal government, State of Indiana, local governments, local health care providers, businesses, etc to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 – the Coronavirus, the City of Columbus is working to keep the public as updated as possible on city policies – although it seems like the health [...]

2020-03-24T15:06:05-04:00COVID-19, News|

Community COVID-19 Task Force Update: March 16, 2020

On behalf of the municipal governments of Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana we issue the following statement. In an effort to keep our community safe by following the recommended response guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Indiana State Health Department, the City of Columbus and Bartholomew County are recommending a more stringent [...]

2020-03-17T18:24:08-04:00COVID-19, News|