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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Updates on the CARES Act Loans Available for Small Businesses

Applications are available for the COVID19 assistance loans. Please contact your financial personnel for direction.

Please be aware, as a City we should not be your sole source of information on the CARE Act. Please discuss the alternatives with your accountant and bankers. With that being said we sat down with the Orlando Economic Partnership this morning through a we...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Governor Ron DeSantis issues an Executive Order

In concert with the efforts of President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and based on guidance provided by the Florida Surgeon General, all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their homes.

As a follow-up to this Executive Order, and to assist with Section 2 Essential Services. Section 2 reads:

Section 2.     Essential Services

A.  For purposes of this Order and the conduct it limits, "essential services" m...

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Economic Development
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.

Congress’ $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is the rare legislative agreement that will have an immediate and lasting impact on ordinary citizens around the country. Below our Partner Retail Strategies has compiled information regarding t...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Business Survey

If you own a business in the city of Longwood, please fill out the embedded survey in order for us to be able to communicate accurate information to our Economic Development Organizations and assistance groups.

Thank you for taking the survey. Your information will not be shared. We will notify the proper organizations as to the impact the COVID-19 has had on our businesses, in general terms.

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Florida SBDC Announces Changes to Loan Process

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Due to the widespread impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and small businesses’ need for emergency capital, the application process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program has changed.

Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – Due to the widespread impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and small businesses’ need for emergency capital, the application process for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Resources for responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019

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Governor Ron DeSantis has announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s local business operations. The survey will determine what actions to implement for appropriate relief programs.

Several State and National programs have been initiated to assist business and employers to weather through the effects that the COVID-19 Pandemic may have upon their business. Below are several links that request information that will be used in determin...

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Economic Development