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Deltona Restaurants

How to get new restaurants in Deltona.

The Howland Job Zone, along with other new development, will create many new jobs, attracting your favorite restaurants.

Medical Arts

Here in Deltona, we’ve had a lot of growth in the last couple of years. We’ve had a new hospital emergency room…and hospital tower open… and we are looking forward to the opening of a 55,000 square-foot medical office building. We recently had a freestanding emergency room open on Howland Boulevard. We have a very robust clinic preparing to open down on Deltona Boulevard. We have a large medical office building on Saxon Boulevard that opened just a few years ago. This is an awful lot of medical and health services coming into our city. Yes, you’re right! That is an awful lot of medical jobs coming into our city too.

UF Health

 

Portland Industrial Park

We have Portland Industrial Park, which is 250 acres of logistic-based development just off Howland Boulevard at Interstate-4. The first business to develop in Portland industrial Park is Amazon, with 1,000,000 square-foot logistics center. You heard about that, right? Seriously, think about it…that’s 23 acres of concrete. That’s 500+ new jobs guaranteed. The rest of Portland industrial park is going to have more logistics. Plans include an additional 1-million square-foot logistics center building, another building at 198,000 square feet, and a third at 178,000 square feet. Then, we still have opportunity for additional light manufacturing concepts. That could easily be 2000 or more new jobs.

 

Where’s my favorite restaurant?

Still, the main thing I hear is “Where is my favorite restaurant? Why do I have to drive to Orange city, or Sanford, to eat and my favorite restaurant?” Well, all right-y then, let’s talk about restaurants for a few moments. First, Deltona is a very mobile community. In the first quarter of 2020 we showed 45,000 people in our labor force. That’s great news. The not so great news is that almost 40,000 of these folks leave daily to go to work outside the city. This is called job leakage, and we have a firehose of job leakage! Until we can build up a solid core of jobs within the city, we cannot attract your favorite restaurant. Restaurants have very stringent criteria that they require before they will come to an area. One of the major things they look for is the lunch crowd. Restaurants look for patrons for either breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner. Very few restaurants would consider opening only for breakfast or for dinner. Most certainly your favorite restaurant wouldn’t!

 

  Key Demographic Facts

Population91,520
Average Household Size2.85
Median Age39
Median Household Income$60,000

  Employment Demographics

White Collar59%
Blue Collar23%
Services18%
Unemployment Rate6.3%

  Job Leakage

Labor Force45,000
Commuting outside of Deltona40,000

 

Attracting new businesses and new jobs

So, how do we go about reconciling this issue? We have to attract businesses to the City of Deltona that will bring in large number of jobs. Okay, we’ve been working on this. Remember earlier, when I spoke about all the medical coming to Deltona, and I spoke about the development in Portland Industrial Park, and about Amazon coming to Deltona? This is thousands of new jobs within our city. This is the development of that lunch crowd.

 

Once the hospital is fully open, and Amazon is open, and the rest of Portland Industrial Park is in full development, restaurant developers and site selectors will see that development and the jobs create. Then we can attract your favorite restaurant.

 

It doesn’t just happen. It takes planning, hard work, spirit and dedication. But we’ve been working on it for a while and you can see the fruit of what’s happening as we plan the work and work the plan. Soon we will be starting a new restaurant recruiting campaign. I bet your favorite restaurant will be on that list.

 

Business Recovery Resources

Business Recovery Resources for the Coronavirus


COVID-19 Recovery Resources PDF

The City of Deltona’s Office of Economic Development understands how local business is being impacted by the COVID-19 Virus.

Efforts to prevent the spread of the Virus is likely impacting your business activity.

A good place to find available business resources, located here 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has put together a list of FAQ’s regarding COVID-19, businesses and emergency funding.

Click below for their list of Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s

grant

Applications for $3,000 Grants to qualifying Small Businesses, for the purposes of relaunching will be available on Volusia County’s website tomorrow, Thursday, May 14th at 9am

GRANTS ARE LIMITED AND ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

We want you to succeed!
It is important to act quickly, so we are providing this information to assist you in your efforts:

Applications now available:
volusiabusinessresources.com
Please check the qualifications before applying.
We look forward to your continued success and are always here to provide valuable resources. 

Deltona Business Grants

 

Volusia County Division of Economic Development

Volusia County

“On the Economic $cene”

Archive, 2020
Online Version at FloridaBusiness.org

COVID-19 Business Resource Center: VolusiaBusinessResources.com

Have you subscribed to the Volusia County weekly Economic Development Newsletter? This is a valuable tool with all of the latest information, resources and news. Visit FloridaBusiness.org and sign up for free!

VOLUSIA COUNTY TO HOST DAILY BRIEFINGS

– Volusia County Government will host briefings four times a week at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to provide the public with updated COVID-19 information. The briefings began Monday, April 27, and take place at 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The daily briefings will include updates from representatives of Volusia County Government as well as featured guests from local agencies. No EOC briefings are scheduled for Tuesdays because the County Council is receiving weekly briefings every Tuesday in meetings that are publicly accessible. The briefings at the EOC, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach, are open to the media and will be streamed live on:

Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook Page.

Public Protection

Facebook LIVE, 3 times weekly.

 

 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

DEO

KEEPING FLORIDIANS FIRST
COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Individuals

At the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), providing state and federal resources to communities, businesses and Floridians is their top priority.

In coordination with state and federal partners, resources are available to assist employers and individuals impacted by the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan stopped taking applications on Monday, April 13th but the (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program is still available as well as the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) and the Short-Time Compensation Program (which is a voluntary employer program)

Florida also has a “Microfinance Guarantee Program” and a “Rebuild Florida Loan Fund” so there are still some options to assist you in your efforts.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) has appropriated $5 billion in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which funds nationwide. We are looking forward to HUD issuing more guidance on this and making the funds available.

The Black Business Loan Program (BBLP) offers alternative lending solutions to Florida-based black owned small businesses by providing short-term loans and technical assistance.

Follow the link below to learn more and to apply

information obtained from: covid19.floridajobs.org

PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You are able to apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that was participating. Other regulated lenders may be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. CLICK HERE

information obtained from: sba.gov

At this point, we are providing a summary of available recovery resources:

1. State Resource: The State of Florida utilizes its Business Damage Assessment Survey (BDAS) to determine the level of impact and need for federal and state disaster assistance. If your business has been impacted by the virus, it is imperative that you complete this important survey here

2. State Resource: The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of the COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources. Application were being accepted until Monday, April 13th. I fyou applied, you may check your status by following the link.

Learn more here

3. Federal Resource: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has activated its SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides working capital to small businesses who have suffered “substantial economic injury” as a result COVID-19. Substantial economic injury means a business has been unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses.

It is important that you fill out the Business Damage Assessment Survey (BDAS) outlined in 1 (above) to ensure this program gets implemented in Florida.
Follow this link for more information

Other Business Notes:

Reemployment Assistance:  If employment has been negatively impacted because of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Floridians may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance.  More information and application may be found here.

Taxes:  The Governor directed the Department of Revenue to provide flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due such as corporate income tax and sales tax to assist businesses that are adversely impacted by the Coronavirus mitigation measures. Please speak with your tax accountants or attorneys for further guidance.

Coronavirus

For the latest status and health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 Virus:

Florida Department of Health – https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/
Centers for Disease Control – https://www.cdc.gov/

What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida-

Click- FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19

Steps for Assistance:
1. Visit floridadisaster.biz and complete the “Business Damage Assessment Survey” This helps trigger the SBA’s Economic Injury Loan Program and can provide millions to help eligible businesses bridge the gap created by this disaster.
2. Gov. DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program and allocated up to $50 million. Details about eligibility, application, and support documentation can be accessed on this page: floridadisasterloan.org
3. The Governor directed the Dept. of Revenue to provide flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due such as corporate income tax and sales tax to assist businesses that are adversely impacted by the Coronavirus mitigation measures. Encourage businesses to speak with their tax accountants or attorneys for further guidance.
4. Federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses through the SBA are not yet activated for Florida. The Governor is making the request and hope to have that resource available as well.

CLICK HERE to fill out your  –Business Damage Assessment Survey- 

Recovery Resources for the Coronavirus -Download PDF-

EPA FAQ’s on Grant Issues in Response to COVID-19

EPA Frequently Asked Questions on Grant Issues in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

Last Updated: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 may have an impact on EPA financial assistance agreements. This Q&A document supplements OMB’s March 19, 2020, M-20-17 Guidance Memorandum (March 19, 2020, OMB Guidance) and provides information to applicants for, and recipients of, EPA grants and cooperative agreements regarding the impacts of COVID-19. The Office of Grants and Debarment (OGD) recognizes that the situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing and this document will be updated as needed based on additional guidance from OMB or as otherwise appropriate.

Download the full report here: external-grants-covid-19-faqs

 

Q: Can applicants submit their applications outside of Grants.gov due to the challenges associated with COVID-19?

A: Generally, applicants for both competitive and non-competitive opportunities should continue to submit their applications to EPA electronically through Grants.gov. However, there are limited exceptions to this requirement under certain circumstances. As is standard policy, if an applicant has internet accessibility issues (related to COVID-19 or not) that prevent them from using Grants.gov, they may request a Grants.gov Exception. Instructions for how to request a Grants.gov Exception are contained in competitive announcements and can also be found HERE. On a case by case basis, applicants may also request permission from the applicable program or grants office to submit their competitive or non-competitive application outside of Grants.gov due to unforeseen exigent circumstances for a specific opportunity. Submittal issues related to COVID-19 may qualify as unforeseen exigent circumstances. Please also see FQ on SAM.gov listed above. If you have any questions on application submission issues through Grants.gov please contact your EPA program point of contact.

USA EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency

 

Paycheck Protection Program

PPP, a SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan which has been specifically designed to provide a direct incentive for our small businesses. This program will help them to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA is forgiving loans if staff is kept on payroll for eight weeks and the loan money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

Applying through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating is how to get started. Other regulated lenders may be available to make these loans after approval and enrollment in the program. Please consult with your local lender as to whether or not it is participating in the Paycheck Protection Program.

Lenders were to scheduled to begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020. Although there was a slight delay, SBA is back on track and working hard to serve our small businesses. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.

For affiliation rules applicable for the Paycheck Protection Program, click here.

The Interim Final Rule for Applicable Affiliation Rules for the Paycheck Protection Program information is being posted in advance of publication in the Federal Register.  The official version will appear in the Federal Register.

FAQ’s

Provided for public information. DOWNLOAD FAQ’s HERE-

Disaster Response Jobs at SBA

The SBA is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts. Bilingual language skills a plus.

Follow this link for more details on available positions within the SBA regarding Small Business Assistance due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Virtual Mentoring and Training

Offices around the country may be closed to the Coronavirus pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.

What is SCORE?

two business women talk at table over paperwork

For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education.

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

Serving Volusia and Flagler Counties

Jason Morgan, Incoming Chapter President for SCORE Volusia/Flagler visited the Deltona Television Studios at Deltona City Hall recently to discuss the efforts, goals and services of SCORE. SCORE offers confidential and free counseling to small business owners and has met with hundreds of clients over the past year. Ideas for starting a new business and making improvements to your existing business begin here with SCORE Volusia/Flagler

Free Mentoring

SCORE’s Mentors, a collective of active and retired business people, provide confidential and free business counseling. This service may be conducted at your place of business, SCORE headquarters and offices or by telephone and e-mail. There is nothing holding you back from receiving valuable information on how to optimize your business. Let’s get started!


SCORE Volusia/Flagler

info@score87.org
149 S. RIDGEWOOD AVENUE
SUITE 301
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, 32114
Phone: (386) 255-6889

SCORE

Learn more about SCORE Volusia/Flagler

Download PDF for additional details: SCORE Volusia-Flagler

 

Small Business Administartion

SBA helping small businesses

SBA District and Regional Office Webinars on Disaster Assistance

SBA district and regional offices are offering webinars about Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

These webinars explain SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and how you can apply for disaster assistance.

Sign up for SBA newsletters using your zip code to get updates

 

SCORE Volusia/Flagler

SCORE Volusia/Flagler

SCORE WEBINARS THIS WEEK – SCORE Volusia/Flagler has a series of instructor-led live training webinars this week covering topics including: “Four Key Things Business Owners Should be Focused on Right Now”; “Essential PR Tools and Tactics – Elevate the Visibility of Your Business While Being Sheltered in Place”; and “Road to Recovery – Strategies for Business Owners.”  Find more details including speaker information, date, time and registration links.

Serving Volusia and Flagler Counties

Jason Morgan, Incoming Chapter President for SCORE Volusia/Flagler visited the Deltona Television Studios at Deltona City Hall recently to discuss the efforts, goals and services of SCORE. SCORE offers confidential and free counseling to small business owners and has met with hundreds of clients over the past year. Ideas for starting a new business and making improvements to your existing business begin here with SCORE Volusia/Flagler

Free Mentoring

SCORE’s Mentors, a collective of active and retired business people, provide confidential and free business counseling. This service may be conducted at your place of business, SCORE headquarters and offices or by telephone and e-mail. There is nothing holding you back from receiving valuable information on how to optimize your business. Let’s get started!

Local Workshops

Representatives from the local business community, along with SCORE Mentors provide access to a wide variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops. These workshops contain extremely valuable information and techniques which are necessary for managing and establishing a successful local business.

Free Resources

You have access to a wide variety of many resources with SCORE. Representatives from the local business community, along with SCORE Mentors provide access to a wide variety of tools, templates and documents. These tools may assist you in growing or starting your own business. Be your own Boss! The informative subjects provided cover an expansive range of topics including an initial business plan, capital sources, government agencies and so much more. Contact SCORE Volusia/Flagler today!


SCORE Volusia/Flagler

info@score87.org
149 S. RIDGEWOOD AVENUE
SUITE 301
DAYTONA BEACH, FL, 32114
Phone: (386) 255-6889

SCORE

Learn more about SCORE Volusia/Flagler

Download PDF for additional details: SCORE Volusia-Flagler

 

Department of Economic Development
& Ecological Sustainability

City of Deltona
2345 Providence
Deltona, FL 32725
Phone: 386-878-8622

How we can help local businesses

Live local, shop local

Small businesses are the absolute backbone of our economy. Supporting local business provides many benefits because the money spent within our city gets recycled in our city, which benefits every aspect of the local economy. Based on an article from the Institute of Self-Reliance (ilsr.org) here are the top 10 reasons to shop local.

1. Prosperity and Character

Deltona is truly a one-of-a-kind city, the largest city between Orlando and Jacksonville. Because of it’s perfect location on the I-4 corridor between Orlando and Daytona Beach, it gets much attention. Shopping local not only provides additional prosperity but it builds character. It lets people know how proud we are to be a part of it.

2. Community

Contributing to local causes is commonplace in Deltona. Our residents care about their community and having a locally owned business creates an alliance, connecting neighbors in a variety of economic and social relationships.

3. Decisions

Important decisions should be made locally by people who live within the community. Being a local business owner keeps you involved and ensures that you will have a say in what economic plans may impact you.

4. Keeping the Dollars in Deltona

In order to truly enrich the community we must shop local. Locally owned businesses reprocess a higher majority of revenue back into the local economy, especially when compared to larger chains and franchises.

5. Work and Wage

Often you will find that locally owned businesses create more jobs and in many areas provide better benefits and higher wages than chain stores and corporate restaurants.

6. Entrepreneurial Zeal

Moving from low-wage jobs to middle class is often a result of entrepreneurship. America’s economic revolution allows anyone who wants to become a business owner to do so.

7. Benefits to the Public

Efficiency. Local stores will always make more use of public services, of which there are many. Locally owned businesses usually require less infrastructure when compared to big-box stores.

8. Environmental Sustainability

Reducing automobile use, habitat loss and air/water pollution is a key benefit to shopping and owning a local business. Local businesses help to sustain a close-knit and vibrant community, reducing sprawl.

9. Competitiveness

Deltona holds over 90,000 residents. By having a greater quantity of businesses we guarantee innovation and lower prices over the long-term.

10. Diversity of Products

With a wide variety of local businesses, each choosing products and campaigns to suit the local clientele, particular products and services meet the needs of local customers.

DOWNLOAD PDF –COVID-19 CARES Act Update

Support Local Business by utilizing all of the available resources.

Use the following links to assist yourself in business strengthening and recovery:

floridadisaster.biz
disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
small-business-relief-cares-act
floridajobs.org

It is more important than ever to support local business.

Are you a local business owner? Looking to get started or want to learn more?

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