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Ron DeSantis, DEO Announce Funds to Communities for Military-Related Programs

These grants provide funding to defense-dependent communities to support economic diversification efforts and military community relations.

More Florida Residents Apply for Unemployment Benefits as Coronavirus Impacts the Economy

With 5.8 million of those new applications coming through state programs--up more than 2.9 million from the week before--there’s a clear impact in the Sunshine State.
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Ron DeSantis, DEO Announce $14 Million in Workforce Training Awards for Hurricane Irma Recovery

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Workforce Recovery Training Program has awarded more than $14 million to help organizations aid the state in recovering from Hurricane Irma which struck in September 2017.

Ron DeSantis Announces $3 Million in Loans Available for Rural Projects Across Florida

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced there was $3 million available in loan for projects in rural communities through the Rural Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Program.

DEO Offers $85 Million in Grants to Local Governments Helping Hurricane Irma Recovery

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that $85 million is available to local governments in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma through the Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program. Hurricane Irma hit the Sunshine State back in September 2017.

Florida DEO, Ron DeSantis Mark ‘Hire a Veteran Day’

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) honored “Hire a Veteran Day” and called on more businesses in the Sunshine State to bring veterans into their companies.

In June, Low Unemployment Rate Remained Stable in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis weighed in on the new jobs numbers as the unemployment rate in Florida remained below the national average which stood at 3.7 percent in June.

Ron DeSantis Announces Six Rural Communities Getting Competitive Florida Partnership Grants

“These awards establish a partnership with DEO and provide funding assistance to small rural areas to begin the strategic economic development planning process,” the governor’s office noted.

Ron DeSantis: $40 Million Available Through Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) are accepting economic development project proposals for the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, offering up to $40 million to fund job training and public infrastructure projects that support growth and employment in Florida.

Ron DeSantis Activates Small Business Emergency Loans for Agriculture Hurt by Hurricane Michael

“The program will have $25 million to help agricultural producers prepare for the upcoming growing seasons as part of ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael,” the governor’s office noted.

Ron DeSantis: Feds Sending $5.8 Million to Help Floridians Who Lost Jobs From Hurricane...

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will administer the $5.8 million National Dislocated Worker Grant which provides “disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support clean-up and recovery efforts in a declared disaster area.”

Almost 90,000 Businesses Opened in Florida Under Rick Scott

During his two terms in office, Scott has presided over an increase of more than 19 percent in the number of private sector jobs across the Sunshine State.