It has been said, more than once at this point, that we find ourselves in unique times and circumstances living through COVID-19 and its resulting impact. It is likely that most of you reading this recall our country’s last financial crisis, spurred by a collapse in the housing market in 2008. Part of what makes our circumstances unique now is that, while we’ve all felt the weight of the economic downturn, the fundamentals of the housing market today are strong. Unlike a decade ago, the health of the housing market and responsible lending practices mean that it is STILL a great time to buy or sell real estate, and if you’re considering either, let us know how we can help you reach your goals here.
Not only are the underlying causes of these times of economic hardship unique, but the resulting challenges that face our community have come about quite differently than what most of us have previously experienced. The speed at which local businesses and other groups reacted to this global pandemic meant that many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones found themselves facing the immediate and unexpected realities of decreased wages, indefinite furlough, and/or unemployment.
From day one, our mission has been to work heartily so that the communities that our Sovereign God has placed us in THRIVE! We recognize the importance and dignity of all types of work and the good that comes to the world through them. In other words…
We believe that ALL businesses are essential!
Because the Upstate hasn’t been immune to the economic impact of COVID-19, we’ve spent some time compiling this list of Upstate Business Resources. Whether you’re an employer looking to connect to other local businesses, or a job seeker looking for your next professional opportunity, the resources below are a great place to start. We will be updating this list as we continue to see opportunities, so keep checking back for more!
Area Chambers of Commerce
Area Chambers of Commerce are great places to begin when exploring local business opportunities. Here, learn about your local community’s business development and growth, and find special programs, clubs, and other great ways to make connections.
Local Business Directories, Connections, and Economic Information
Wondering if a specific business in your community is hiring? Looking for a list of local businesses in a specific field? Want to know what’s going on with your community’s economic growth plans or their responses to COVID-19? These are the resources for you!
Local Job Postings & Employment Resources
The value of work can’t be overstated. Are you looking for your next professional opportunity? Take some time to browse the resources below to explore local job postings, as well as local recruiting and staffing agencies.
The NEXT Normal
We recognize that we’re all living in unique times. We also know that EVERY new moment that we are given in this life is unique. Change is always ahead of us. Whatever the NEXT normal is, we’re invested in helping our clients make sure they reach their Real Estate goals AND their personal goals. If you have resources that we can add to those above, let us know!