MIDDLETOWN – Last week, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) was joined by Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, State Sen. Jen Metzger, and Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano for a walking tour of downtown Middletown businesses. On the tour, they discussed the process of reopening with new health and safety precautions, federal and state coronavirus small business assistance programs, and continued assistance small business owners need as New York recovers from the pandemic.
“Our small businesses are the engine of our local economies, and the coronavirus pandemic has hurt so many small business owners and workers in unimaginable ways. Today, we heard directly from folks in Middletown about the reopening process and ways we can continue to help now and in the future. I’m thankful for the opportunity to listen and will bring the voices of our Main Streets back with me to Washington,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
Earlier in the week, Rep. Maloney announced the Paycheck Protection Program, which was established through Congress’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA), helped 11,070 small businesses and nonprofits in New York’s 18th Congressional District retain 96,488 workers on their payrolls during the pandemic.