The County of Volusia is allocating up to $10 million in emergency relief to support local businesses with a commercial presence within the County who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are available as part of the Coronavirus Aids, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act federal stimulus package. As a part of that relief, the County is offering emergency financial support through the Relaunch Volusia: Small Business Reopening Grant Program on a first come first serve basis.
Qualifying businesses may be eligible to receive a one-time Reopening Grant Program grant of $3,000 to help them recover from the negative financial consequences resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunch their Volusia County business.
The grant application will be live on Thursday, May 14 at 9:00am on VolusiaBusinessResources.com under County Resources.
Volusia County has a strong and growing economy and is home to over 13,000 enterprises that produce or provide a variety of goods and services. Our companies transact business locally and globally, contributing annually to the $15 billion GDP generated within the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA. They enrich our communities by providing employment for thousands and by attracting visitors, revenue streams and new professional talent to the area.
One facet of a growing local economy is the attraction of new companies. Team Volusia EDC, our countywide economic development public/private partnership, is working to achieve that end. However, we also believe that incremental growth in the base of businesses that are already here is where sustainable economic success will be found. So, while continuing to support endeavors focused on recruiting new business, Volusia County’s Economic Development Division trains its eye on starting, growing and retaining businesses locally.
As part of our overall mission, we provide assistance at no cost to businesses with the desire and potential for growth within Volusia County. The Division of Economic Development can help start-ups, second-stage and maturing businesses directly or refer owners to other qualified organizations.
We are pleased to work with the professional economic development practitioners in our communities who are committed to changing the local quality of life for the better. Together we are focused on creating higher value, higher wage jobs for those who seek employment in Volusia County.
To learn more about Economic Development in Volusia County – including our business resources, data, economic reports, industrial sites and partners – visit floridabusiness.org, the website for Volusia County’s Division of Economic Development.