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New Manufacturing Resources in Response to COVID-19

AIF, SpaceFlorida, and FloridaMakes accelerate critical connections between Florida Manufacturers and Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Connex Florida.

The effort includes the deployment of an online database for Florida’s small to large manufacturers to engage in the marketplace. The online database, Connex Florida, started as a disaster risk mitigation effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is proving to be a critical tool to streamline connections between Florida manufacturers and businesses in need of their products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Get all the details in their press release.

More resources from the GCDC Hub

The Gadsden County Development Council now has a COVID-19 Hub with vital resources for the community.

Please ask the small businesses in your network to:

Complete The Business Damage Assessment Survey for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin.

Apply for the Florida DEO Emergency Bridge Loan Program

The Florida First Capital Finance Corporation works with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on this effort.

Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the coronavirus.

Apply for the PPP to help keep employees on the payroll

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. 

See all the resources available at GCDC's COVID-19 Resource Hub.

Municipal Updates

Due diligence is progressing on the 600 acres in Gretna positioned as an Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) as part of the Gulf to Gadsden Freight Logistics Zone.
Midway is one of six rural communities in Florida doing economic development planning through the DEO Competitive Florida program. They have partnered with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council to facilitate their efforts.
Business growth and investment continue in Havana. Check out the Havana Main Street Facebook page to stay informed.

Quincy utilities are receiving much-needed relief and appropriate investment following Hurricane Michael through a $1 million grant from the state.
The City of Chattahoochee, in partnership with the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, is currently in the final stages of developing a new streetscape improvement concept plan for U.S. 90 (Washington Street) in downtown. 


The Gadsden County Development Council wants to take this opportunity to thank the GCDC Board members for their leadership during this time!

Here's a link to our current board. Be sure to thank them, the next time you talk.

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Gadsden County is home to global distributors and manufacturers that depend on the county’s positive business climate and vast transportation network to serve their customers. The region’s unsurpassed quality of life and mild climate allow residents and visitors to do something original most every day.

Our team is here to help you discover all of the benefits of the region and find a location that best fits your business.

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