• News for Economic

    Thursday, September 22, 2022
     Tue., Sep. 27 at 10 a.m.          The Santa Rosa County Office of Economic Development will be hosting a groundbreaking event to commemorate the kickoff of the infrastructure construction on the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10. The groundbreaking is open to the public. The event will be held Tue., Sep. 27 at 10 a.m. at Highway 87 south of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
       PUBLIC INFORMATION: Sept. 20, 2022MEDIA CONTACT: Kaycee Lagarde 850-435-1623klagarde@cityofpensacola.com REMINDER: Small Businesses Invited to Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange Sept. 22   Small business owners and suppliers are invited to connect at the Pensacola Supplier Diversity Exchange on Thursday, Sept. 22, a free event featuring ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Economic
    Wednesday, September 21, 2022
          Escambia/Santa Rosa County HOME Consortium ARP Allocation Plan Public Meeting Sept. 26     For Santa Rosa County residents wanting to provide input on the usage of the Escambia/Santa Rosa County HOME Consortium ARP funds, see the below announcement regarding the upcoming public hearing to be held in Escambia County at 5:30 p.m. on Mon., Sept. ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
    Monday, September 19, 2022
    Florida Leads the Nation with the Lowest Unemployment Rate among the Nation’s Ten Largest States and the Most New Business Formations in the Country Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate remained strong at 2.7 percent, the lowest unemployment rate among the nation’s ten largest states and a full percentage point lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent in August 2022. ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community
    Friday, September 09, 2022
     Complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 16     HOME-American Rescue Plan funding survey available     Santa Rosa County is seeking public input to help the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Consortium guide its spending plan for its HOME American Rescue Plan Act funding. The funds received are to address specific needs relating to homelessness and housing ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Volume 2, Issue 9 | September 2022         In this Issue:Florida's Latest Data on Safety, Health & Sustainability • Construction Suicide Prevention Resources • OSHA Update • Safety Means Success Video Campaign • Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) Training ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
         TIME IS RUNNING OUT...Special Registration and Hotel Book Rates end September 16, book now to save!   A reminder for our Florida - Alabama TPO Subscribers - The Emerald Coast Regional Council is excited to present the 2022 Emerald Coast Transportation Symposium! Join us for this one-and-a-half-day event on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 08, 2022
     Private Sector Partners:During National Preparedness Month, it’s important to remember that the first step to prepare for a lasting legacy is to make a plan. You can now keep your plan and emergency contact information with you by filling out the new digital emergency communications plan. You can share your plan with friends and family and print it out to store a physical copy for safe-keeping. ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 07, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip Photo Courtesy of Getty Images   How thoroughly does your company track comments left by clients? It’s important to know what to do when a negative review or complaint appears online about your company, since it may have a significant impact on your business’s reputation. Consider the situation from the customer’s point of view: how frequently have you had a negative ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    Getting the most out of your small business isn't always easy. When you're wearing many hats and working hard to maximize your limited time, some tasks have an opportunity to slip through the cracks. These tips can help you run your small business more efficiently, making the most of the hours you ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 30, 2022
                &##128680; NEW FUTURE OF WORK FLORIDA PODCAST EPISODE RELEASED &##128680;  Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO) Deputy Secretary Adrienne Johnston Joins Us for Episode #6 of the Future of WorkFlorida Podcast       The latest Future of Work Florida (FOWF) Podcast episode is available featuring the Deputy Secretary of FLDEO's Division of ...read more
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    Monday, August 29, 2022
         Santa Rosa County September 2022 Public Meetings     All Santa Rosa County Board of County Commission meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center boardroom, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, unless otherwise indicated.  Tourism Development Council - September 1, 8:30 a.m.Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
      BBB® Tuesday Tip        Photo Courtesy of Getty Images    The paperwork adds up. This is the stark reality many start-up small businesses face when they don’t yet have the time, tools, or know-how to keep up with their financial records.Unfortunately, this is also one of the reasons many of those small businesses don’t make it. According to LendingTree (a ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseAugust 22, 2022  Contact:Nina Harrelson, nina.harrelson@hcahealthcare.com  HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital Announces Matt King as Chief Financial OfficerFort Walton Beach, Fla. – Matt King has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, effective August 22.  “Matt brings with him extensive experience and an ...read more
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    Monday, August 22, 2022
     Fun for the whole family!          19th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights family-friendly fall activities throughout Santa Rosa County           Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28Bands on the Blackwater Fall Concert Series5158 Willing St. in Milton. 7 to 9 p.m. Bands on the Blackwater is ...read more
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    Friday, August 12, 2022
         BREAKING NEWS State Insurer of Last Resort Hits 1 Million Policies  After several months of exponential growth, including nearly 70,000 new policies since June 30, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation has hit 1 million insurance properties. Citizens Property Insurance is the state-created insurer of last resort, and this milestone further demonstrates that Florida’s insurance market is in ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic
    Friday, July 29, 2022
    News announcement from Volunteer Florida Email not displaying correctly?View it in your browser.      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2022MEDIA CONTACTBrittany Doverbrittany@volunteerflorida.org (850) 556-9799ICYMI: Volunteer Florida Announces Half a Million in Funding Available for Florida’s Nonprofits  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – On Wednesday, June 29, Volunteer Florida ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
    Governor Ron DeSantis announced the surplus for Fiscal Year 2021-22 is $21.8 billion – the highest in state history and more than 21 percent above the state budget for the fiscal year. Collections in May were $742 million above estimates, and preliminary data for June collections are approximately $950 million above estimates.  Read more here.
    Categories: Community, Political, Economic, Press Release
    Friday, July 15, 2022
    Escambia County to Launch Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program July 20Escambia County will launch the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program Wednesday, July 20. The program is designed to provide assistance for homeowners struggling to pay mortgages or utilities due to COVID-19. Funded under the Community Development Block Grant Corona Virus Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program, eligible ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Friday, April 17, 2020
    White House Logo Opening Up America Again President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.CRITERIAPHASE ONEPHASE TWOPHASE THREEProposed Phased ...read more
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