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As COVID-19 outbreak related challenges progress across the nation and in New York State, this website will continue to 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. To contact Support smAlbany, if you cannot complete the web form, this team is happy to connect with you through email at This information will be used to identify critical business needs that relate to support opportunities through federal, state and local government agencies.

Please Keep Support smAlbany Informed

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Most Recent News

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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

  • Starting Nov. 4 & Available On-Demand After
    Webinar - Register Now
    Starting Nov. 4 & Available On-Demand After
    Webinar - Register Now
    The Small Business Development Center at the University at Albany is pleased to announce its Getting Started with E-Commerce Webinar series! All of the events listed below will be offered as a live presentation on the corresponding dates. The webinars will be recorded and available on-demand.
  • Now Available On Demand
    Now Available On Demand
    Governor Cuomo recently announced the NY Forward Loan Program for small businesses, non-profits and landlords. Learn more about the Program, designed to provide assistance to small businesses, non-profit organizations and landlords that have not been able to access the federal funding assistance.
  • View Recordings Of Recent Sessions
    View Recordings Of Recent Sessions
    This webinar series is designed to provide participants with an overview of the guidelines by industry and by reopening phase. Webinars for each phase are available on demand to watch following registration. Upcoming live webinars will be announced as information becomes available.
  • Fri, Apr 23
    Online. Register through SBDC
    Apr 23, 2021, 8:00 AM
    Online. Register through SBDC
    The SBA has recently released the initial guidance on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. During this webinar the SBDC will provide you with: Overview of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, Program Eligibility, Grant Calculations, Application Options and Questions
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