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The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association connects people and great ideas on the CyberCoast After a break of several years, local government and industry professionals are excited to announce that the Blue Angels chapter of AFCEA (The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association) is back with a new focus: Connecting the CyberCoast. The chapter’s … Read more

Owners and key financial decision-makers of for-profit businesses, tell us about your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business? What effect is the COVID-19 pandemic currently having on your business?

September is workforce development month

September is Workforce Development Month! FloridaWest provides support to help create a well-trained target industry workforce that attracts new employers to Escambia County and supports existing industry. Now is the perfect time to find a job or train for a new one. Here are some of the help provided by our partners: K-12 Career Pathways … Read more

Escambia County has received a FEMA Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. This declaration will allow those who have been impacted by Hurricane Sally to apply for the Individuals and Households Program. With this announcement, families impacted by Hurricane Sally now have access to critical FEMA programs, including housing assistance, crisis counseling, disaster unemployment assistance, Small Business … Read more

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

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. https://careersourceescarosa.com/employers CareerSource Escarosa is now accepting new applicants / students for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program. https://careersourceescarosa.com/programs/wioa

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

On Wednesday Governor DeSantis held a press conference in Tallahassee to announce Phase I of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan to Re-Open Florida. The Governor also issued two Executive Orders: Executive Order 20-111, which extends Executive Orders 20-87 and 20-91 until 12:01 am May 4, 2020; and Executive Order 20-112, regarding the Governor’s plan for … Read more

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Reopen Florida Task Force has launched a public comment form for Florida residents who want to provide input on safely reopening the state. Click here to provide your input to the task force.

US Chamber Foundation Announces Save Small Business Fund To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the Save … Read more