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Ron DeSantis Awards Competitive Florida Partnership Program Funds to Foster Economic Development

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded $276,000 through the Competitive Florida Partnership program to fund the creation of strategic plans for fostering economic development in Archer, Gretna, Keystone Heights, North...

Ron DeSantis: Unemployment in Florida Lowers to 2.8 Percent in June

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 2.8 percent in June, down from the adjusted 2.9 percent rate in May. Across the nation, the unemployment...

DEO Announces $30 Million Available to Florida Rural Communities for Economic Development

Last week, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced $30 million in available funds for Florida rural communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund (RIF). Rural communities can apply for this grant beginning July 15,...

Ron DeSantis Announces $28.4 Million for 23 Communities Across Florida

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded more than $28.4 million in funding for economic growth and community resiliency to 23 Florida communities through the Community Development Block Grant – CV (CDBG-CV) program, and the...

Ron DeSantis Launches Housing Program to Help First Responders, Educators, Military, Veterans, Healthcare Workers

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the June 1 launch of the Florida Hometown Heroes Housing Program to help Floridians in over 50 critical professions purchase their first home. The Hometown Heroes Housing Program will...

Ron DeSantis Highlights $6.5 Million for Projects in Lafayette County

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted more than $6.5 million in budget allocations for projects throughout Lafayette County for the upcoming 2022-2023 Fiscal Year. The governor’s intent to approve these projects in the General Appropriations...

Ron DeSantis: Florida Helps U.S. Surpass China in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certifications

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than 7,500 students have earned an entrepreneurship and small business (ESB) certification between July 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Due to Florida’s leadership (accounting for nearly...

Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $700,000 for Workforce Training in Everglades Agricultural Communities

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $700,000 has been awarded to educational institutions in Everglades communities to provide workforce development opportunities for Floridians pursuing nonagricultural occupations in rural...

Ron DeSantis Showcases $23.1 Million for Northwest Florida

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded more than $23.1 million in funding to Northwest Florida communities through the Rural Infrastructure Fund and Community Development Block Grant programs. “The best defense is...

Ron DeSantis: SBA Disaster Loans Available for Businesses and Residents Impacted by Central Florida...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida businesses and residents affected by the tornado on March 12, 2022, may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA disaster...

Ron DeSantis: Florida Unemployment Rate in January Continues at 3.5 Percent

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that in January, Florida’s unemployment rate remained 3.5 percent. In January, Florida’s unemployment rate decreased by 2.5 percentage points over the year to 3.5 percent, the same as it...

Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Resources for Floridians Impacted by Wildfires

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced additional state resources through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to support families impacted by the wildfires in Northwest...
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