PPE Marketplace opening for Indiana small businesses in need of supplies

PPE Marketplace opening for Indiana small businesses in need of supplies

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first_img Facebook Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp PPE Marketplace opening for Indiana small businesses in need of supplies Previous articleMental help just a text message away in MichiganNext articleElkhart man bonded out after threatening to kill pregnant woman 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – May 4, 2020 0 771 Indiana National Guardsmen, local law enforcement and civilian personnel, partner together to conduct COVID-19 testing throughout north east Indiana on April 27, 2020. (Photo by Cpl. Hannah Clifton) The Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace is launching this week to provide access to Personal Protective Equipment for small businesses and nonprofits.The Marketplace, developed by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Indiana Office of Technology, will leverage PPE that is being manufactured and sourced by Indiana businesses across the state to help support supplies.In order to be eligible to utilize the Marketplace, an organization must:Be a business or nonprofit organization registered to do business in Indiana with the Indiana Secretary of State;Employ less than 150 associates; andBe identified in the reopening plan as an entity that must use PPE as a condition of operating in order to comply with safe workplace requirements.All businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to first source and procure PPE on their own with the Marketplace serving as an alternate backstop for employers. While the state will make every effort to provide needed supplies, it cannot guarantee the integrity of the PPE supply chain due to increasing demands worldwide. All requests will be evaluated and fulfilled based on work environment risk profile, stock availability, and the number of outstanding requests. At times, partial or delayed fulfillment of requests may occur.The Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace is another step forward for the IEDC, which has been working to secure PPE for the state’s hospitals, first responders, long-term care facilities and healthcare providers treating COVID-19 patients. To date, the state has secured commitments for more than 7.84 million pieces of PPE – up from 6.3 million reported last week – with more than 2 million items already delivered to the Indiana State Department of Health for distribution.According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Indiana is home to approximately 104,335 small businesses that employ 941,578 Hoosiers across the state. To learn more about COVID-19 resources and no-cost counseling available to Indiana entrepreneurs and small businesses, visit isbdc.org/indianacovid19smallbusiness. Google+ Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitterlast_img

 

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