The state government's $1 billion economic stimulus package announced on Thursday is the biggest support package in Tasmania's history, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.
TCCI chief executive Michael Bailey said the government had particularly listened to concerns over the cost of doing business and, where possible, reduced or removed costs.
"The support measures for households are also strongly welcomed," he said.
Tasmanian Small Business Council executive officer Robert Mallett said measures in the second stimulus package would help business keep their lights on.
"It's so important for the Tasmanian economy that the small business sector, which accounts for 95 per cent of all Tasmanian businesses, is able to be in a position to rebuild once the time is right," he said.
Master Builders Tasmania executive director Matthew Pollock said the building and construction industry consisted of more small businesses than any other sector.
"It is important that we keep construction sites open to support the economy," he said.
TasCOSS acting-chief executive Simone Zell welcomed support from the government for the community services sector. "More than 120,000 Tasmanians were already struggling to make ends meet before this crisis began," she said.
"Now, thousands more Tasmanians are out of work and relying on community services to simply get by."
Anglicare chief executive Chris Jones said additional measures in the stimulus package to address family violence was valuable as was more money for emergency relief.
Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday said the organisation supported school levy refunds, freezes on electricity and water bill increases, and prohibitions on electricity disconnections.
"This has been a devastating week for Tasmanian workers," she said.
"So far, only a very small percentage of measures announced by the Tasmanian Government today go directly to workers.
"Much of it goes to business and, while we'll be seeking more detail from the Tasmanian Government, it is not clear how much of that will reach workers."
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor said the measures announced in the stimulus package would not ease all the pain felt across the Tasmanian community.
"But they will provide a buffer and there is a real determination across Parliament to ensure nobody is left behind," she said.