Palm Beach County Business Resources - CORONAVIRUS

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ECONOMIC FORECAST FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY

Friday, April 3, 2020

Download the "Crisis Management Essentials for Pandemics and Health Care Emergencies" guide suggested for CEOs during the presentation.

This guide was written by Dr. Daniel Diermeier, the recently selected next Chancellor of Vanderbilt University. He previously taught at Stanford Business School and one of his specialties is Crisis Management. 
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The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) is in contact daily with state, regional, and local officials with new information regarding COVID-19 everyday. We are committed to supporting local businesses in the County and as the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak continues, we hope that this resource page will be helpful in assisting your company through any challenges. If you have questions or if we can support you locally in any way, please reach out to the BDB team at info@bdb.org.

 

LATEST BUSINESS-RELATED CORONAVIRUS NEWS:

  • State of Florida's Latest Executive Order
    April 6, 2020 - View News >
  • Senator Rick Scott Urges SBA, Treasury to Address Issues with Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses
    April 6, 2020 - View News >
  • Crisis Management Essentials for Pandemics and Health Care Emergencies
    April 1, 2020 - View News >
  • The COVID-19 in Context to the Flu and the H1N1
    April 1, 2020 - View News >

  • A Message from Congressman Brian Mast:
    Congress Passes Coronavirus Aid and Relief Economic Security Act (CARE)
    March 27, 2020 - View News >
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  • SBA: No-Cost Online Webinars in April 2020
    March 26, 2020 - View News >
  • Meet the Jupiter Scientists on the Front Lines of Finding a Vaccine
    March 26, 2020 - View News >
  • GrowFL Launches Virtual Roundtable to Help Second-stage Business Owners Navigate COVID-19
    March 26, 2020 - View News >
  • BioFlorida Calls On All Life Science Companies to Donate Supplies to Fight COVID-19
    March 25, 2020 - View News >
  • Florida SBDC Network Announces Changes to the Small Business Emergency Loan Application Process
    March 24, 2020 - View News >
  • U.S. Department of Labor Strategizes Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
    March 24, 2020 - View News >
  • How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
    March 23, 2020 - View News >
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  • Treasury, IRS, Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits
    March 20, 2020 - View News >
  • Small Business Task Force Unveils $300 Billion Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package
    March 20, 2020 - View News >
  • Available Loans for Palm Beach County Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
    March 19, 2020 - View News >

  • CareerSource PBC Expands Assistance for Expected Unemployment Claims
    March 18, 2020 - View News >

 

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SEE HOW A LOCAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE IS CONFRONTING THE VIRUS:

 

 

AVAILABLE LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:

Two public-funded small business disaster loans are currently available to local businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

  1. Federal - SBA Economic Injury Business Disaster Loan
    a long-term loan (up to $2 million and terms up to 30 years)
    Deadline is May 8, 2020
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  2. State - Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
    a short term loan (up to $100K for one year)
    Deadline is Dec. 18, 2020
    Click Here >

Need local support with accessing these loans? SBDC at FAU is happy to help:
Click Here for Assistance >

SBA: No-Cost Online Webinars in April 2020:
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AVAILABLE GRANT FOR NON-PROFITS:

Community Foundation -  COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Grant
Open to nonprofits that provide services to Palm Beach County 
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PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM:

The U.S. Treasury and the SBA provided details for the “Paycheck Protection Program” loans.
Overview of Paycheck Protection Program >
Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet >
Paycheck Protection Program Application Form >

 

CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT:
Click Here to View Guide >

 

RESOURCES FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19:

  • Latest State of Florida Executive Orders
    Click Here >
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Customer Service Center
    800-659-2955
  • Small Business Development Center at FAU's Local Support
    Click Here >
  • Palm Beach County Government COVID-19 Latest Briefings
    Click Here > 
  • Small Business Development Center's Business Continuation Services
    Click Here >
  • Florida Department of Health
    Click Here >
  • Workplace Tips for Employees
    Click Here >
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Click Here >
  • CareerSource Palm Beach County Virtual Career System
    Click Here > 
  • Employ Florida for Access to Jobs
    Click Here >
  • Current Travel Advisories 
    Click Here >
  • CareerSource Florida Toolkit for Business Outreach
    Click Here >
  • GrowFL COVID-19 Business Resource Center (Assistance for 2nd Stage Business Owners)
    Click Here >
  • Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks - Advice from BusinessSafe
    Click Here >
  • SBA: No-Cost Online Webinars in April 2020:
    Click Here >
  • EisnerAmper's Coronavirus Tax Insights
    Click Here >
  • Marcum Coronavirus Resource Center (Information about stimulus package)
    Click Here >
  • Crisis Management Essentials for Pandemics and Health Care Emergencies
    Download >
  • Paycheck Protection Program
    Learn More >

 

Governor DeSantis announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment survey. We encourage you to take this survey because it could provide additional funding for Florida businesses by assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Florida's local business operations. 

 

To give businesses a better chance at survival post-disaster, the U.S. Chamber Foundation offers a free toolkit called Resilience in a Box, in partnership with The UPS Foundation. This collection of resources educates business leaders on disaster preparedness and helps put them on a path to resilience. 

 

NEW PROGRAMS FOR BDB MEMBERS:

The Business Development Board has launched several new programs for BDB members to ensure that the right local connections are being made as the world navigates a new pandemic.

  1. New BDB Virtual Introduction Program:
    Are you remotely working? No problem. The Business Development Board has launched a new program to encourage social distancing while still being introduced to business leaders in the community. Our BDB management team can make virtual introductions to help you continue networking.
    Click Here >
  2. New BDB Investor Connector Program: 
    BDB members share a common passion for investing in economic development in Palm Beach County. We've launched an interactive way for you to connect with your fellow BDB members.
    Click Here to Access Directory >
  3. BDB Member Media Exposure: 
    If there’s a press release that your company would like to go out to thousands of business leaders in Palm Beach County, please share it with the BDB. As an effort to keep the business community informed and engaged, we’re sending out weekly news tips.
    Submit News Tip >
  4. BDB Retention Response Program: 
    As COVID-19 restrictions increase, Palm Beach County businesses may experience some inconveniences. Please keep in mind the BDB’s economic development services, free of charge. Use this organization as a tool to keep everyone employed at your company.
    View Program Here >

 

 

A Message From the White House - Click to Download Graph

 

 

 

Tips from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

 

 

 

 

The Business Development Board has launched a weekly news tip including resources and opportunities for local businesses to stay connected. To join the distribution list, contact kboyd@bdb.org

Investors

#1 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Bank United Baptist Health South Florida
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. CareerSource Centennial Bank DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Equestrian Center
Florida Crystals Corporation FPL Greenberg Traurig Gunster Hardrives, Inc.
HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction Hospital for Special Surgery J.C. White JP Morgan Chase
LRP Publications Martens Group Minto Communities, LLC NCCI Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company) Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc.
RSM South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal Stiles-Nicholson Foundation TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital