Polk County Supply Chain Growth

April 29, 2020
Polk County is the destination for value-add warehouse space in Florida. Please read the linked article to learn more about Polk’s booming warehouse industry. https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/retailers-are-racing-build-warehouses-polk-county

Small Business Aide

April 24, 2020
Small Business Aide This week, President approved $310 billion in additional funding for the CARES Act that expands small business aide. Cares Act Funding Options Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Loans – This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees and to help cover near-term operating expenses. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance – This […]

Createch Provides Parts in Response to COVID-19

April 14, 2020
Createch Machine & Design is a Lakeland, FL based manufacturer of industrial machinery.  Createch manufactures a standard line of product and custom machinery in the niche drilling and tapping segment of the machine tool industry.  Createch’s customers include the who’s who of American industry serving manufacturers in the automotive, commercial vehicle, appliance, electrical componentry, and […]

Partnership Accelerates Critical Connections Between Florida Manufacturers & Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020
The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) in partnership with Space Florida and FloridaMakes today announced the deployment of an online database for Florida’s small to large manufacturers to engage in the marketplace.  The online database, Connex Florida, started as a disaster risk mitigation effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is proving to be […]

SBA Webinar Info

April 6, 2020
The webinars logins are limited. If you wish to attend please login early! COVID-19 Webinars (4/6 – 4/8) The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  […]

COVID-19 Updates

April 6, 2020
On April 1, Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order 20-91, “Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency” which provides for the designation of “essential” services as detailed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, v.2 (March 28, 2020). Read more on the executive order on the […]