Florida Governor Activates Damage Assessment for Local Businesses

Business Damage Assessment Survey
Business Damage Assessment Survey

If you run a local business, it is critical to provide the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) with information that can help you recover after the coronavirus pandemic.

Under Governor DeSantis’ direction, DEO activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey. This survey is a critical piece of their work to help businesses throughout the state lessen the impacts that COVID-19 will have on their bottom line.

“The information we gather is invaluable and helps us access tools in our toolbox to help businesses recover,” the agency said in a statement.

If your business has been impacted, please complete the Business Damage Assessment survey.

Additionally, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The short-term, interest-free loans up to $50,000 help bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurred, and when a business secures other financial resources.

Currently, $50 million has been allocated for the loan program. The application period opened March 17, 2020 and runs through May 8, 2020. Visit FloridaDisaster.biz to learn more.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.