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Business Recovery Resources Available for Those Affected by January Severe Weather and Tornadoes



Date: 2024/01/12

Bay County businesses that have been affected by the recent severe weather and tornadoes may be eligible for programs to assist in recovery.


Visit the FloridaCommerce mobile One-Stop Business Resource Center for in-person recovery resources open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. (weather permitting) until Thursday, January 18th on the campus of Gulf Coast State College, 5230 US-98, Panama City.


Business should complete the Florida Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the needs of the business community and expedite recovery efforts.

Follow this link at to complete the survey.

Download a shareable flyer with details here.


Affected businesses may be eligible for a Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan to help speed up recovery for small businesses that have been impacted by a disaster. The program offers small business owners short-term, zero-interest loans to meet immediate financial obligations until long-term funding is secured, such as federal or commercially available loans, insurance claims, or other resources. 

More information can be found at this link.

Download a shareable flyer with details here.


Check the Disaster Update Portal for the latest information, including location and hours of business recovery sites, as well as links to the survey and loan program. Follow this link for the latest updates.