Friday, July 3, 2020
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced on Thursday $10 million in state and federal funds is now available through the Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund to help small businesses still recovering from Hurricane Michael to rebuild and expand. Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle and the Big Bend back in October 2018.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, convened a hearing titled, “Implementation of Title I of the CARES Act.”
The Chamber awarded Spano its “Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award.”
Since taking office in July 2017, Patronis has recovered and returned more than $961 million to Floridians. This fiscal year, Florida’s Division of Unclaimed Property has returned more than $317 million.
Rubio noted on Friday that they “unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 13.3 percent, well below the expected 20 percent” as “forecasters initially expected 7.5 million job losses in May, but 2.5 million were added — the greatest number of jobs created in a single month ever recorded.”
“Floridians have been plagued with robocalls for years. I am urging the Federal Communications Commission to work together with state attorneys general and telecom companies in an effort to catch illegal robocalls at the source. This collaboration is essential to helping law enforcement carry out robocall investigations more swiftly and efficiently," Moody said.
The bill from U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., reforms the program which the White House and Congress agreed on at the end of March. Phillips and other supporters of the proposal insist the bill will offer more flexibility to small businesses.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, convened a hearing titled, “Perspectives from Main Street: COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business.”
Both parks presented their plans to Orange County’s Reopening Task Force and got unanimous approval to move forward. The two theme parks have some similarities in their plans.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) announced on Tuesday that it is launching a resource to help Florida small and medium-sized companies safely build their international business connections. The Virtual Trade Shows Grant Program will allow companies to identify international clients and generate new export opportunities.