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Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Funding for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will be available in amounts of $7,500 for small businesses with up to 25 employees and $15,000 for small businesses with 26-50 employees. The application process for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will open Friday, Sept. … Read more

In an effort to connect citizens of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties with employment opportunities and assist in the recovery of area businesses, FloridaWest has joined with our partners at The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, CareerSource Escarosa, The Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce and The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce for “Re-Employ Escarosa,” a … Read more

Apopka, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (Florida Housing) Board of Directors unanimously approved the release of $75 million to local governments to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Governor … Read more

Do you have employees that need COVID-19 testing? Community Health of Northwest Florida will be conducting drive-up testing this Wednesday, July 1st at their location at 2315 W Jackson St, Pensacola, FL 32505 from 9:00 AM until noon. If you are symptomatic for COVID-19, you can go to the Walk-in Care at 14 W. Jordan … Read more

Whether your Company or Business needs assistance with recruitment, candidate pre-screening testing, employee training, labor market information, employer tax incentives or outplacement services, we have the tools to help maximize your company’s success. CareerSource Escarosa is now accepting new applicants / students for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program.

To continue to help our local businesses thrive and grow during unprecedented times, The Spring Entrepreneur Hub is launching it’s Black-Owned Small Business Microgrant Program. It will provide grants totaling $50,000 to eligible Black-Owned small businesses in Escambia County. Apply Now Each microgrant will provide a minimum of $1,500 per business. While all black-owned companies are eligible … Read more

Gulf Power, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, has decided to fund a second round of the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Gulf Power will fund the grant with a contribution of $300,000. The maximum grant amount is $5,000. Each applicant OR business can only receive one grant. The Florida … Read more

CareerSource Escarosa, in alignment with Governor DeSantis’ plan for reopening the economy, will reopen its Career Center doors on Monday, June 1, 2020. Their professional staff will be available to serve customers in the centers, some by walk-in on a first-come-first-serve basis, and others by appointment. All individuals visiting our offices must be aware of … Read more

As businesses begin to reopen, it’s important to have a plan to do so safely. Florida’s Small Business Development Center has provided resources that follow CDC guidelines covering the health and safety of your returning workforce and customers, sick leave and supporting policies, remote and flexible workplace policies, and other measures. Find more reopening tips and … Read more

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is launching a new trade grant program to help the state’s small and medium-sized companies continue doing business overseas even as international travel is restricted. The Virtual Business Matchmaking program will allow the state’s business community to reach new and existing customers overseas and keep moving forward. Virtual Business Matchmaking includes … Read more