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Navigating Small Business Assistance Loans

The global pandemic COVID-19 has created a unique challenge for our businesses and our community. We at FloridaWest are committed to the continued success of our businesses. We are working diligently with our local, state and federal partners to monitor changing...

Short Time Compensation Program for Employers

ATTENTION ESCAMBIA AND SANTA ROSA COUNTY BUSINESSES!!! BEFORE you layoff, here’s something that may be helpful to know. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) offers businesses the opportunity to participate in a Short-Time Compensation (STC)...

IEDC First Glance at the Stimulus Bill

The International Economic Development Council has provided this first glance at the stimulus bill:  IEDC Review2 COVID-19 Update: First glance at the stimulus bill  A deal was reached early this morning on the third and largest COVID-19 aid bill, a stimulus package...

FloridaWest Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To our valued community partners, As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities and create a time of uncertainty, please know that the FloridaWest team is working diligently with our community, State and Federal partners to advocate for the businesses of Greater...

Help Save Florida Business

The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) and DigiPro Media have partnered together to announce the Save Florida Business Initiative as a way to support Florida businesses during this difficult time. The Save...

CareerSource Escarosa OPEN ONLINE

CareerSource Escarosa, in alignment with local governmental offices, is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC till further notice. Our Center Staff will remain available to serve job seekers and others by phone, online, and any other electronic means possible. We highly encourage the...