Florida Small Business Stimulus Package?

There is a counseling/technical assistance provision in the legislation. The Florida SBDC network has 35 offices with counselors available to help these job creating businesses. Stay tuned!
Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled an economic stimulus plan Tuesday aimed at Florida’s small businesses. The plan is aimed at businesses with between 10 and 99 employees that meet certain requirements indicating the potential for significant growth.

The plan would require no more than $10 million from the state, with $8.5 million of that supporting small businesses with loans of no more than $250,000. The money would be used for capital purchases, employee training and salaries for new jobs.
The Governor’s office cited research showing that between 2005 and 2007, only 8 percent of all Florida businesses had between 10 and 99 employees, but those companies accounted for nearly 36 percent of new jobs in that period.
“Our small businesses need the resources to grow and reach their full potential,” said Crist in a statement. “By helping them build their futures now with a modest investment of taxpayer dollars, we can plant the seeds that our homegrown businesses need to flourish.”
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