The following stimulus plan was released by Governor Crist’s office last Tuesday. Let’s hear what you think…Do you see how this could help YOUR company?
Could it help you create and/or save jobs? Or, if your company provides professional services to small businesses, i.e.: finance, insurance, legal, real estate, do you think it could help you better assist your clients with recovery efforts?
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - Governor Charlie Crist today, continuing his commitment to Florida’s economy, met with economic development organization leaders to discuss his Economic Stimulus Plan targeting small Florida-based companies with high growth potential through small loans and business support services. The aim is to give these small businesses the resources and incentives they need to expand and create new jobs now, even amidst the economic downturn affecting Florida and the nation.
“Now more than ever, our small businesses need the resources to grow and reach their full potential,” said Governor Crist, who hosted the economic development group as part of Tallahassee Tuesdays. “By helping them build their futures now with a modest investment of taxpayer dollars, we can plant the seeds that our homegrown businesses need to flourish. The result of this pioneering approach will be new jobs and a stronger Sunshine State economy for present and future generations of Floridians.”
The Governor’s plan is two-pronged and would require a state investment of no more than $10 million. (more…)