SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will open the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET. When the PPP loan portal system opens, it will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries.
This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy. Shop Small and support your favorite small businesses – both in-store and online – all holiday season long. Don’t forget: This year Small Business Saturday® falls on November 28.
The demand for The Villages lifestyle is helping the job market in Sumter County recover faster than much of Florida. Construction in the developing areas of The Villages south of State Road 44 has roared back to life and many contractors are adding new employees to keep up with the pace.
WHEREAS, October is National Manufacturing Month, an effective way to highlight the importance of the manufacturing sector in our local, state, and national economies, and to draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skilled manufacturing careers available within our community; and…
Sumter County and The Villages Land Operating Company, LLC signed a landmark economic development incentive agreement to assist with the construction of a new rail spur, sidetrack and transflow facility in Governor Rick Scott Industrial Park, which is located in Coleman.
The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners (“The Board”) is providing reimbursement for the local for-profit businesses located in Sumter County, Florida, which had expenditures acquiring materials or services on or after March 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, and directly related to the COVID-19 safety and compliance measures.
Company adapts annual event to virtual format, invites entrepreneurs to pitch new, niche and innovative products via virtual meetings scheduled for Oct. 1, 2020.
FloridaMakes in partnership with the Associated Industries of Florida and Space Florida have built Connex Florida, a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida.
Welcome to Connex Florida, a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida. Connex Florida is made possible through a partnership between the Associated Industries of Florida, Space Florida, and FloridaMakes.
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
Sumter County has joined cities and counties nationwide in recognizing National Economic Development Week.
By proclamation Sumter County joined cities and counties nationwide in marking National Economic Development Week from May 4-9, 2020 to recognize the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community.