Your mission is community recovery and resilience. We focus on your success.
Whether connecting your businesses to relevant resources or answering their questions or giving them license deferment, we will support your team to help every business in your community to recover and thrive.
An integrated platform that gives a single, shared view of every business in your community:
Conduct business with all businesses in your community
Improve services to businesses without increasing costs
Streamline and automate manual processes
Quick & easy deployment – be up and running within 2 weeks Free for all businesses
Simple, intuitive, and easy for businesses to engage and understand
5X engagement compared to best-in-class B2B websites
Frequently Asked Questions
+ How can we use FORWARD post-COVID?
- FORWARD can be used for long-term engagement within the business community
- FORWARD allows governments the ability to conduct business with businesses
+ We have budget shortfall, and this is extra cost for my city and county.
- FORWARD was built to help you to retain businesses. In most cases, saving between 3 to 8 businesses will pay for your investment of FORWARD.
+ Will this add more work for my over-extended staff?
- FORWARD will streamline the work of your team and expand the team’s capacity.
- With FORWARD, your team can provide direct, personalized, support to every business.
+ Will this duplicate the efforts of our economic development group?
- No, FORWARD augments your economic development team, enabling them to provide personalized service to every business.
+ Our businesses need help immediately. How quickly can we deploy this to our businesses?
- We can have your businesses using FORWARD within 14 days.
+ I have multiple cities in my region. Is there extra cost for each city to deploy a portal?
- No, there is no extra fee whether you want one portal for the region or separate portals for each city/county in the region.
- 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
- 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
- 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