Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Activates Business Damage Assessment


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the activation of the Business Damage Assessment Survey to gauge the impact of Hurricane Nicole on Florida businesses. Survey responses will assist the state in expediting recovery efforts by providing data on the needs of affected businesses.

On Nov. 10, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 22-256, declaring a state of emergency for the entire State of Florida. St. Lucie County encouraging any businesses impacted by Hurricane Nicole to complete the survey.

“The Business Damage Assessment Survey assists DEO and its federal, state and local partners in understanding physical and economic impacts to inform decision-making. I encourage businesses impacted by Hurricane Nicole to complete the survey at www.FloridaDisaster.biz,” said DEO Secretary Dane Eagle.

Results from the Business Damage Assessment Survey will be shared with various federal, state and local agencies to implement appropriate relief. Businesses can complete the survey online or visit www.FloridaDisaster.biz and select “Hurricane Nicole” from the dropdown menu. If you need additional assistance with your business, please call 850-815-4925 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or email [email protected]Florida.com.

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College wants to ensure all state and/or federal emergency lending tools and programs are available to area businesses. If local businesses have any questions regarding the survey or would like to speak with the local Florida Small Business Development Center, please contact Katie Muldoon at 772-336-6285 or email [email protected].

About DEO

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce, and community development efforts, expediting economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities and promote economic resiliency. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.FloridaJobs.org.


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