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SFRPC Secures $5.9 million to capitalize South Florida’s COVID-Impacted Businesses
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is partnering with the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) to oversee and administer a new $5.9 million CARES ACT Business Revolving Loan Fund program that will alleviate sudden and severe economic dislocation caused by the coronavirus in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Designated a U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development District in 1994, the SFRPC welcomes this new program into its lending portfolio as it continues to expand its economic development activities.
“I want to express our sincere gratitude for the South Florida Planning Council’s outstanding contribution to our business. The COVID relief SFRPC provided came at the perfect time. We had applied for an EIDLE loan, never to hear a response. We tried to get funding from commercial lending sources to no avail. The only help we received came from SFRPC. Your team has been fantastic to work with. I’ll like to recognize Jeff Tart and Steve Foreman for their excellent leadership. Without their help, we indeed would have had more significant finical troubles. I’ll want to praise all the staff at SFRPC for all the creative work and dedication in helping us. SFRPC thinks outside of the box, understand our needs, and perform, unlike commercial lenders. Your dedication to continually strive to provide the ideal experience has been a wonderful reality for us. I genuinely want to Thank You for all that you do.” ~ Partridge Equity Group
“Jeff and the amazing staff at SFRPC came through in a huge way for us during a very difficult time for our community. The energy, responsiveness, effort and attention we received in applying for the CARES ACT Revolving Loan Fund Program were commendable – and absolutely made a critical difference for us, our clients, and our town. Thank you so much – and please know you will have us as big fans for life!” ~ Islamorada Investment Management
“On behalf of Dermaclinic LLC, we appreciate the loan. The process was very smooth with SFRPC and Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol P.A. We are happy to inform you that our employees and clients are thankful that we are able to keep our business open during this difficult time. If more funds become available in the near future, please let us know.” ~ Dermaclinic, LLC
“I wanted to thank you for the oppo1tunity to obtain this loan through your program for our business, Florida Palm Construction and let you know of our extremely positive experience working with the SRFPC. We first heard about this program in November of 2020, and were excited that we qualified and that this program is exactly for businesses like ours. We had a very difficult time obtaining a loan in 2020 to help our small business be able to fund our growth and expansion that we were planning for 2021. After being denied at multiple banks, we applied through SFRPC with the help of Lisa Mooney and Jeff ey Tart, and we were so happy to hear that it was likely that we would be approved. The loan process was easy, closing was simple and everything was clear and understandable along the way. These funds will help us this year as we wait on our local Government Contracts to start being awarded and help pay for overhead expenses of staffing up for this upcoming work. We are a Woman Owned, Minority Owned, and Small Business Enterprise and we do work for Broward County, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach County schools, along with dozens of other local municipalities and private local companies. We appreciate all the help given to us and the aid in applying for and obtaining this loan, and wanted to let you know of our gratitude. “ ~ Florida Palm Construction, Inc.