COVID-19 Business & Workforce Resources

The Surprise Economic Development department continues to monitor and assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our local businesses and local workforce. 

Whether you’re a local business, seeking employment opportunities, or simply looking for ways to support your local Surprise businesses, the Economic Development department is committed to helping you.

Economic Development will provide up-to-date information from reliable sources to ensure that small businesses, residents and our local workforce have the resources they need during these uncertain times.  As new information becomes available, we will share it on this page.

Please subscribe to the Economic Development Updates “Notify Me” emails to receive department updates.

 Have questions? Email econdev@surpriseaz.gov.

  1. For Customers
  2. For Businesses
  3. For Job Seekers

Interested in Supporting Local Businesses? We’ve Got You Covered!

Here are some tips and resources to help support our local businesses!

Order Delivery / Takeout

Order delivery or takeout from almost any Surprise restaurant. Call ahead and pick up your order when it’s ready– many restaurants will even deliver your order to your car!

A number of restaurants are also offering curbside delivery.

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In order to serve you best, we will continue to update this list of local establishments ready to serve you!

Delivery services such as DoorDash, GrubHub or UberEats servicing Surprise restaurants are also great options.
Note: these service providers charge local business owners an average of 30% of the total sale.

Retail Stores Open in Surprise

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Buy Gift Cards

Purchase gift cards from your favorite local shops and restaurants; this puts money in the pocket of your favorite store owner today to help them cover operating expenses.

Shop Online

Many Surprise retailers have online shops. Several businesses are offering discounts and/or free shipping for those that show support for locals during this time.

Reminder:  Not all businesses offer online shopping.  Shops that do not provide online shops may be able to take your order over the phone and schedule deliveries - don’t hesistate to call and ask!

Tip a Little Extra

Have a steady paycheck? Leave a little extra cash for service workers! If you are able, consider leaving a dine-in tip on takeout orders, and leaving a little extra for the kitchen staff too.

Social Currency

Spending more time online? Engage with your favorite Surprise businesses and leave a positive Google, Yelp, or Facebook review.

Like, follow, comment and engage with them on social media. It’s free to you and helps remind businesses that they aren’t forgotten. This kind of social currency pays dividends of a different kind.

Special Shopping Hours for Seniors

See a list of local grocery stores that are offering special shopping hours for seniors.
Special Shopping Hours for Seniors