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Hurricane/Disaster Resources for Businesses

 2020 Pinellas County Hurricane Preparedness Guide

COVID-19 Operations
Pinellas County Economic Development offices are CLOSED 
We are working remotely to meet the needs of our businesses and clients. Please phone (727) 464-7332. Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m for assistance.

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Hurricane Dorian SBA EIDL Loan Deadline Extended to 08/13/2020

The SBA Economic Disaster Injury Loan (EIDL) application deadline related to Hurricane Dorian has been extended to Dec. 18, 2019 for businesses located in Pinellas.  SBA’s EIDL offers impacted businesses working capital disaster loans up to $2 million at 4% for small businesses with terms up to 30 years. These loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. To be considered for this assistance, businesses need to apply by Aug. 13, 2020.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA’s secure website at Please phone (727) 453-7200 with questions or for more information.

Pinellas County Emergency Management Business Solutions
FSBDC Emergency Preparedness Guide

DURING THE STORM: Pinellas County Emergency Bulletins

Updates and Alerts During an Emergency

  • Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center: Find disaster resources for business, before, during and after the storm at the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center. Direct communications to ESF-18 | Business registration Preparedness information | Resource identification | Disaster situation reports | Research on business needs | Community outreach and more at

Personalized Business Continuity Plans with FSBDC Business Consultants

If you'd like to make an appointment to prepare a personalized business continuity plan for your company, please make an appointment by clicking here. 

Emergency Notifications:  Sign up for  Alert Pinellas onlineor phone (866) 484-3264 to sign up for emergency notifications.  Alert Pinellas is an emergency notification service. It is FREE to Pinellas residents and will give us multiple ways to get the word to you whenever an urgent situation arises. All you have to do is register your contact information with Alert Pinellas and an automated message will be sent to alert you to local emergencies.  Contact information remains protected and confidential. Residents can receive notifications through their mobile devices, computers and landlines. Each member of the household can register.

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