September 2022
Disaster Resources for Florida Farmers
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Updates to the power outages, repair efforts, and closures of critical infrastructure throughout the state.
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The Small Business Administration has released information for disaster loans in the wake of Hurricane Ian for the Florida counties of: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota; and for economic injury only in the contiguous Florida counties of: Broward, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pasco, and PolkApplication Filing Deadlines:Physical Damage: November 28, 2022    Economic Injury: June 29, 2023Applicants may apply onli...
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WASHINGTON – Los préstamos por desastre a bajo interés de La Agencia Federal para el Desarrollo de la Pequeña Empresa (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) están disponibles para empresas y residentes en Florida luego del anuncio de una declaración presidencial de desastre debido al Huracán Ian a partir del 23 de septiembre. "El equipo impulsado por la misión de la SBA está listo para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas y resi...
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NEWS RELEASEDisaster Field Operations Center EastRelease Date: Sept. 29, 2022Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333 Michael.Lampton@sba.govRelease Number: 22-454, FL 17644/17645Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & InstagramSBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane IanWASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Florida following the announceme...
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Compost USA is a community-minded company with a vision to provide environmentally sustainable solutions by converting organic waste to beneficial marketable products. This Florida-based company first opened their doors in Sumter county, but have since expanded to Lake, Charlotte, and most recently, Highlands County. Locally, they currently maintain a staff of seven employees, all paid at least $10k above the median wage for our area. Most of the current staff are Highlands County natives, with ...
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