Small Business PPE Marketplace Prepares To Send 12,000 Additional Orders Next Week

May 15, 2020

Marketplace packages include hand sanitizer, face masks and face shields, based on the number of employees. (Pixabay)

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation says 10,000 packages of personal protective equipment have been delivered to small businesses in the state. 

The PPE marketplace went live Wednesday. IDEC Chief of Staff Luke Bosso says it has received more than 20,000 orders.

“Through our procurement partnerships, the IDEC has been able to source enough non-medical grade PPE to be able to ship 12,000 additional orders next week,” Bosso says.

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Packages include hand sanitizer, face masks and face shields, based on the number of employees.

Businesses of no more than 150 employees can receive PPE packages free of charge initially. But Bosso says this supply should be seen as a back-up, not a primary source.

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