June 2019
Properties in Sumter, Highlands and Lake counties announced, boosting prime industrial sites in Florida service area to 26.
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Twitter Chat – How to Start and Grow a Business for Veteran EntrepreneursMonday, July 1, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm ESTIn recognition of the Fourth of July, the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) will host a Twitter chat about how to start or grow a business for veteran entrepreneurs on July 1, 2019. Join us and industry experts as we share tips to help veterans and the military community start, grow and expand businesses. Participate/follow along with the hashtag, #SBAchat.  ...
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Avon Park approves infrastructure grant agreement, aviation/aerospace program landing at Sebring Airport, solar farm project underway in Lake Placid & more.
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May 2019
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.The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors,...
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April 2019
In April 2019, several County stakeholders met to participate in an “Asset Mapping” Exercise facilitated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity through a Competitive Florida Partnership grant. Participants identified key community assets and set goals and action steps to expand economic development in Highlands County. An outcome of the exercise is a Draft of Action Steps for expansion of economic development in Highlands County. Please review the summarized draft Highlands Count...
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Input still needed for skills gap analysis, Duke Energy to begin solar plant in May, the future of Florida's workforce, AP moving forward with extending utilities, and more.
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