Economic Development Advisory Committee – June 10, 2020

Meeting Agenda

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The CARES Act is mentioned frequently during this meeting. To find out more about the CARES Act, please go to:

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Open the meeting

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Cindy Sikorski – Analysis of CARES Act to determine what is was about and how the funds could be used.

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Comments and Questions:

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Marcie Kelso – Questioning if the town of Matthews has already applied.

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Becky Hawke – Replies with additional information about Mecklenburg County management of CARES Act funds.

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Cindy Sikorski – Asks about how specific the grant application needs to be

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Marcie Kelso – Responds with providing online examples of applications

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Becky Hawke – Provides further insight into how the funds will be distributed

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Marcie Kelso – Asks how many businesses in Matthews received personal protection equipment (PPE)

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Kim Gossage – Responds with information

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Randy Mitchell – Asks how much money potentially will come to Matthews

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Becky Hawke – Provides additional information

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Discussion followed

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Becky Hawke – Clarifies the intent of the CARES Act

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Discussion followed

0:26:45 |

Kim Gossage – Shares screen and provides presentation for Love Matthews 2.0

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Discussion followed about the use of the gift cards and alternate solutions

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Randy Mitchell – Asks if CARES Act monies can be used to cover lost revenue for non profits due to cancelling Matthews Alive

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Discussion followed about non-profits

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Becky Hawke – Questions the use of SWAG (Souvenirs, Wearables and Gifts) with CARES Act funds

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Discussion followed about the ability and effectiveness to use SWAG

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Randy Mitchell – Questions if both non-profits and commercial business support efforts can be run simultaneously

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Discussion followed about how to do that

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Steve Thomson – Asking if the town budget will allow for any town expenditures

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Becky Hawke – Informs committee about the 2020-2021 budget for tourism funds

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Steve Thomson – Attempts to set a dollar amount for the efforts

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Randy Mitchell – Suggests any expenditures are split evenly between non-profits and commercial businesses

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Discussion followed on how to split money amount ~70 non-profits and businesses

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Discussion on how to link COVID-19 to fund request

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Becky Hawke – Recaps points in the meeting, summarizes and arrives at dollar amounts

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Tim Jones – Will marketing costs be deducted from the commercial business share

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Discussion on how to split marketing costs

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Steve Thomson – Discusses having another meeting to work out the details

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Discussion on who will attend a sub-group meeting

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