Region Nine Development Commission says they’re in a unique position to help businesses and local governments deal with the unique situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicole Grienswic-Mickelson is the executive director of Region Nine.

“We’re trying to help determine where the void is in technical assistance and how we can help fill that gap,” said Grienswic-Mickelson. “A lot of our other partners are doing similar things. We’re just trying to be the best partner we can to DEED and other folks.”

Grienswic-Mickelson says their office is closed, but their staff is available by phone, e-mail or other forms of electronic communication.