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October 2017
SBA Business Recovery Center - Highlands CountyMonday through SaturdayHours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center4509 West George Blvd.Sebring, FL 33875A Business Recovery Center (BRC) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now open in Highlands County to help local businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma.SBA representatives in the centers provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.The Highla...
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September 2017
U.S. Small Business Administration Upcoming Webinars – October 2017 Funding Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm EDT Women now own nearly 10
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The Highlands County Economic Development office is launching a complete suite of enhanced digital services. Among the new services is its website, www.HighlandsBusiness.com. The site is rich in information and is designed to put key information at the fingertips of site selectors, developers, and existing and prospective businesses around the world. “Websites are essential tools in the modern economic development landscape,” said Taylor Benson, Highlands County Economic De...
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Highlands County Economic Development is open and has resumed normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are here to assist you with your business damage assessment and recovery. The County’s Building Department (863-402-6643) is also open to assist with permitting needs.BUSINESS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: If your business sustained damage during Hurricane Irma, please complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey at http://www.flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bd...
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ATTENTION HIGHLANDS COUNTY BUSINESSES:Based on the advisory information received from the Highlands County Emergency Operations Center and the National Weather Service, Hurricane Irma is expected to have an impact on Central Florida and Highlands County. Highlands County Economic Development has compiled several disaster preparedness and disaster assistance/recovery resources for our local businesses: Please forward this information on to your colleagues, fellow business partners, and anyon...
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August 2017
 Want to help Florida’s Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity (FHERO)? Click on this link for an anonymous, 3-minute survey that will help us create a new brand identity. FHERO will use it to market to companies in Florida and across the country that are planning to relocate or expand. We want them to relocate or expand right here in the six counties of Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee. There are no right or wrong answers. Just follow your instinct...
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Enhance the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a diversity of new businesses; increasing industrial investment while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing business and industry.

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