X

News

July 2022
April 27, 2022 – The Aspen Institute announced today that South Florida State College (SFSC) was among the 25 semifinalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, adding a milestone in the award selection process. The $1 million Aspen Prize is the nation’s signature recognition of community colleges that are improving and achieving equitable outcomes for students. In years past, only 10 finalists have been named on the road to the winner, and this change is d...
Read More
March 2022
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONFACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS(SBA DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO DESIGNATION BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE)FLORIDA Declaration 17376(Disaster: FL-00174)Incident: FREEZE, FROST, AND ICEoccurring: January 23 - 31, 2022in the Florida counties of: Broward, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Saint Lucie, and Sarasota; and the contiguous Florida coun...
Read More
SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Florida for Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration Due to Freeze, Frost and Ice in JanuaryRelease Date: March 23, 2022 | Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 Michael.Lampton@sba.gov | Release Number: 22-217, FL 17376ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in Florida for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and m...
Read More
Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) disaster designation for 17 counties and 10 contiguous counties impacted by the freezing temperatures that occurred from January 23 – 31.
Read More
September 2021
SFSC is one of 61 colleges and universities across the United States to receive such funding. In fact, SFSC is one of only three Florida educational institutions to receive this funding, along with Palm Beach State College and North Florida State College in Madison.
Read More
August 2021
A vacancy has recently opened on the Industrial Development Authority. In accordance with the Board of County Commissioners’ Policy on Board Appointments, the Board of County Commissioners was notified of the new vacancy on August 24, 2021. Currently, the IDA has 15 board members with five upcoming term expirations, and now with the recent resignation, 1 vacancy. The Policy on Board Appointments requires, “Approximately two months before any vacancies occur, the Depart...
Read More
Page 1 of 22 FirstPrevious [1]


OUR MISSION

Enhance the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a diversity of new businesses; increasing industrial investment while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing business and industry.

Keep In Touch

Economic Development
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
(E)
economicdevelopment@highlandsfl.gov
(P) 863.402.6924
(F) 863.402.6651