CareerEdge Partners With STC To Launch Student Internship Program While Schools Remain Closed

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s CareerEdge workforce initiative, is partnering with Suncoast Technical College to place their full-time trades students, who are only months away from graduation, in paid […]

COVID-19 Webinars Hosted by SBA South Florida District Office

The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their […]

National Small Business Town Hall Presented by Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

At the National Small Business Town Hall, held March 27 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Inc., several experts spoke about important aspects of the CARES Act and answered […]

COVID-19 Rent & Mortgage Relief

During these uncertain and challenging times many people are struggling to cover their basic, but most important expenses; rent and mortgage. This page is meant to be a resource and […]

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Update 03-25-2020

We are closely monitoring the progress of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. The CARES Act is in the legislative process and acticipated to be signed […]

SBDC Small Business Loan & SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan (EBL) Program This program is out of funds and no longer accepting applications. The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is short-term, interest-free […]

Families First Coronavirus Act

This new law takes effect April 2, 2020. It requires employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and paid family leave while also providing a refundable […]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Apply Here If you have trouble submitting your information online click here The SBA provides targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the […]

COVID-19 Business and Community Resources

The EDC’s priority is to provide the most up-to-date, impactful information available during these uncertain times. The EDC wants your business to endure minimal interruption and be back up and […]

Bartender, Restaurant, and Tipped Employees Resources COVID-19

The EDC’s priority is to provide the most up-to-date, impactful information available during these uncertain times. To see the full resources available to you please visit the EDC COVID-19 Page. […]

FL DEO Reemployment Assistance

If your employment has been negatively impacted because of mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. If you need assistance, the […]

FL DEO Short Time Compensation Program

The Short Time Compensation Program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying […]

Invest in Sarasota County

The EDC of Sarasota County diversifies our local economy and helps create jobs for Floridians. Investing in the EDC empowers us to grow our economy and attract more business to our region.

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