Hurricane Recovery & Business Resources

Loans. FEMA Info. Business Assistance & Opportunities.

Business Recovery Programs & Information
SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)
Florida Emergency Small Business Bridge Loan Program State of Florida
Florida Short Time Compensation for Employers Program
Miami and Orlando MBDA Business Centers
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Department of Insurance
Florida Department of Revenue
Florida Disaster
Business Disaster Recovery Plan Template
Department of Commerce Resources and Links
Department of Commerce Resources
Other Resources
Florida 511
Florida Evacuates
National Hurricane Center
Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Contact Your Local Red Cross Chapter
Zello Walkie-Talkie App

Recovering From Hurricane Irma

Message From The President

September 12, 2017

To our valued corporate members and MBEs:

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In the coming weeks, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council will work towards helping our network recover as quickly as possible from damages experienced from this disaster.

We will be contacting our corporate members and government partners offering to source MBEs that can assist with their needs. Also, we are asking our MBEs who can offer services related to disaster recovery to reach out to us so that we can connect them to opportunities.

Visit to find a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize during recovery activities. Please heed emergency management instructions and stay safe.

The FSMSDC is working tirelessly to resume normal operations to ensure you receive the level of service you have come to expect. I apologize for any inconvenience and delays this disaster has caused for your business. Please feel free to contact us at or with any questions or visit our website for regular updates at

Please join us in uplifting all those negatively impacted by Hurricane Irma and pray for a speedy recovery from this devastation.

Stay Safe,
Beatrice Louissaint
President & CEO