As COVID-19 outbreak related challenges progress in across the nation and in New York State, we want to further address the impacts to businesses, and particularly small businesses, in the City of Albany. 



The actions being taken by the State of New York, the City of Albany, and public health authorities are necessary in mitigating the spread of the virus. Support smAlbany was formed to serve you in whatever way we can as our community is facing unprecedented challenges. Support smAlbany is a coalition of regional business support partners that are coordinating efforts to offer assistance and help employers stay informed and prepared in this rapidly-evolving situation.

Action to alleviate the economic impact on individuals and businesses is expected from federal and state governments in the coming weeks. The SupportsmAlbany team will continue to monitor these developments. We will share information on this website as it is available and you can follow information on social media with the hashtag #SupportsmAlbany.

Most importantly, it is critical to document business impacts as the situation is unfolding, both for insurance purposes and for potential future relief efforts by state and federal agencies. We are asking for businesses to fill out this survey and the information will be submitted to the Support smAlbany team. If you cannot complete the web form, this team is happy to connect with initially through email at or fill out the form below. This information will be used to identify critical business needs that relate to support opportunities through federal, state and local government agencies.

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Here are some of the most crucial and recent developments. Please check back regularly for more information and resources. 

Upcoming Events
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Eastern Region CARES Act Zoom Information Session
Apr 03, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Nick Vaugh, Senior Manager of its Eastern Region will provide a summary of the legislation, share details on how small businesses and self-employed individuals may qualify and prepare to file for a loan on a Zoom webinar.
UAlbany's Small Business Development Center CARES Act Information Sessions
Registration Is Filling, Current Dates Here
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These information sessions will provide an overview of: • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Overview • Paycheck Protection Program Overview • Eligibility Requirements • Application Processes • Picking the Right Program for Your Business • Assistance Resources