Quickly get your businesses and community leaders connected, up-and-running, and moving forward.
FORWARD is the only business recovery and growth platform of its kind, connecting businesses to resources, loans, grants, and local incentives to move forward, thrive, and succeed together
  • Create and implement a comprehensive recovery program for your city
  • FORWARD is the only community recovery platform that connects your businesses to resources and tracks their progress
  • Improve business recovery outcomes quickly
  • Reduce city costs without reducing service quality.
  • FREE to all businesses
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There is a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming for business owners. FORWARD will generate available funding sources based on the individual business profile, so each business owner sees only those resources that apply to them.
— Stephanie Acri, Mayor, City of Moline, Illinois

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Benefits to Cities
  • Create and implement a comprehensive recovery program
  • Automaticaly connect your businesses to resources and track their progress
  • Quickly depoy millions of dollars in resources
  • Reduce costs for city without reducing service quality
  • Get accurate picture of city revenue recovery
  • Track economic recovery with real-time data
  • New features added weekly
Benefits to Businesses
  • FORWARD quickly matches businesses to available Covid-19 recovery resources
  • Comprehensive access to grants, loans, and incentive programs at city, state, and federal levels all in one place
  • Save hours searching online for resources and filling out forms
  • Track your application process from start to finish
  • Receive alerts of new programs available for your specific business's industry, size, and location
  • Get access to special local incentive programs available only through FORWARD
I’ve been trying for weeks to apply for the EIDL on the SBA website and have been unsuccessful. I kept seeing that initial funds had been exhausted and they would post when they began accepting additional applications. The link provided via your Forward email allowed me to apply this morning. I really appreciate your assistance!
— Kevin Hird, Sports Depot

FORWARD Launches in Arizona
Thanks to our friends at LiveStories. They worked with us - I don’t think they stopped working the last week because I wanted it done tonight, so we can unveil it tomorrow.
— Toby Cotter, City Manager, Bullhead City, AZ
Bullhead City, AZ - Population 40,421
  • Launched with more than 30 local, state, and federal programs all in one location.
  • Quick deployment & adoption
  • Relief from local business licensing
  • Up to 3 months of deferred sewer payments
  • Free advertising with local radio & news outlets
  • Request additional police patrols & neighborhood watch programs
Rather than chasing this stuff all over Google, and not able to find any of it, our businesses, starting right now, once they get that email from us with their user name and password, are going to be able to go into this portal and have all 30 of those programs available to them right now. Our goal is to move forward, and that’s where we’re at.
— Toby Cotter, City Manager, Bullhead City, AZ
To every city, county, and state in America:
The current pandemic crisis is causing every community in America to change in ways they couldn’t imagine just a few short weeks ago.
LiveStories has developed FORWARD - the only business recovery and growth platform - to help governments and businesses recover and thrive. Businesses can easily find and apply to the most relevant grants, loans, and deferments, without feeling overwhelmed. Local agencies can easily track the business activity and create custom programs to respond in real-time to their challenges.
Over the past few years, LiveStories has provided data products and services to 100s of communities to help them to understand & manage changes. With the unprecedented challenges facing every community in our nation, we are proud to have modified our usual business activities to deliver immediate assistance to communities like yours.
I would welcome the opportunity to connect with you and your community and explore how we can support your community to move FORWARD.
With our best regards,
Adnan Mahmud, CEO

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To cities, counties, and states, nationwide
The LiveStories team has a new solution that I believe can help our Alaskan businesses to quickly find and connect with resources during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
— Shirley Marquardt, Executive Director, SWAMC
I found the website to be very helpful and informative. Logging in was simple and reading through each program that I could qualify for was a snap!
— Chris Panouses, Uncle Pete’s Restaurant
It seems quite easy to use with a simple interface and I like the idea to expand the details into more specific information. I would recommend this as a good resource/portal for acquiring knowledge to all the various programs and if they would apply to a business.
— Bob Rebitzer, Bier Stube Restaurant
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Quickly get your businesses and community leaders connected, up-and-running, and moving forward.