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July 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offer a variety of free webinars and trainings to strengthen businesses and help them succeed. Below is a highlight of the free webinars that are available this month  to businesses in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, Florida as well as nationwide. Pros and Cons of the Popular Business Entities: Sole Proprietorship, LLC, S Corp and C CorpThursd...
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Press Release Issued by U.S. Department of AgricultureWASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018. “Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get...
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The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9 to 12, 2017. The loans are available in the following counties Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk,...
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On Wednesday, July 11, the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved the issuance of industrial revenue bonds to support the renovation and expansion of the historic Harder Hall property in Sebring.  With a 9 to 1 vote, the IDA adopted a Bond Resolution for issuance of not to exceed $45 million Highlands County Industrial Development Authority Senior Housing Revenue Bonds (Harder Hall Project), Series 2018 in minimum denominations of $25,000.00. IDA board member ...
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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and other state officials joined with the Highlands County community to discuss ways to advance economic development in the community.
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