Disasters

New State Website Created to Help Businesses Prepare for Hurricanes

The site includes information on resources available to Florida businesses before, during and after natural disasters.

06/08/2018 By Staff

Data

Researchers Predict Above-Average Hurricane Activity

Researchers at Colorado State University estimate the Atlantic region will see a total of 14 named storms this year, including seven hurricanes.

04/06/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Window and Door Manufacturer's Sales Dip Due to Hurricane Irma

The storm caused a 2 percent drop in PGT Innovations' net sales during the third quarter of this year.

11/02/2017 By staff

Irma

Small Business Administration Offering Irma Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans to businesses, nonprofits and homeowners.

10/26/2017 By staff

Data

Real Estate Sales Down in September Due to Hurricane Irma

Real estate sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were down 16.8 percent in September when compared to September 2016.

10/23/2017 By staff

Irma

New Website Details Business Recovery Resources

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County recently created a website to help businesses navigate hurricane recovery assistance options.

09/18/2017 By staff

Irma

Over 24 Percent of Local Homes, Businesses Still Lack Power

Almost 42,000 Florida Power & Light accounts in Manatee County still lack power, while more than 66,000 accounts in Sarasota County remain without power.

09/14/2017 By staff