2018 Algae Bloom Damage Assessment Survey 

This week, Governor Scott asked the Department of Economic opportunity to activate the Business Damage Assessment survey on FloridaDisaster.biz. This survey will help determine the best way to assist businesses impacted by the algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee. With the information received by the survey, they will be able to work with federal and state partners to identify solutions to help local businesses recovery quickly. They encourage the survey be shared with businesses in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties.


We are committed to assisting businesses recover quickly after any disaster. We know the faster businesses recover, the quicker we are able to return to normal. This survey can accurately identify the needs of businesses and provide resources and assistance.


The survey can be taken at FloridaDisaster.biz/BusinessDamageAssessments by selecting the "Lake Okeechobee Discharge/Algae Blooms" event. For additional assistance, please call 850-815-4925. 



 Governor Rick Scott requested the U.S. Small Business Administration issue an Economic Injury Disaster Declaration to help Florida businesses who are being impacted by algal blooms caused by federal water releases from Lake Okeechobee. The declaration will provide small businesses with low-interest loans so they can recover from the harm caused by these blooms. The Governor requested this declaration for Lee and Martin counties. Once the SBA has approved these counties, the state will quickly work to include other areas that have been impacted. Click HERE to view the request.


 For more information about the SBA disaster assistance loans, please visit https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/oda

 Martin County Florida 

Welcome to Martin County Florida, located in the heart of Florida's "Treasure Coast" -- named for the Spanish vessels that sank offshore centuries ago, leaving their cargo of gold doubloons to the deep. Today people are still drawn to our community -- not for gold, but for the golden opportunities to prosper in business and enrich the quality of their lives.

In recent years, the County Commission has taken aggressive steps to create a strong and friendly business climate by:

  • Expediting our permitting process
  • Reducing business fees
  • Increasing access to resources
  • Investing in a world-class educational system 

We invite you to join the ranks of these top-producing companies who found the right mix of opportunity and innovation right here in Martin County Florida:

  • Advanced Technologies Group
  • Awareness Technology Inc.
  • Smiths Interconnect-(EMC/ RF Labs)
  • Paradigm Precision
  • Triumph Aerospace Structures
  • Liberator Medical Holdings
  • American Custom Yachts
  • UCT Coatings, Inc.
  • Waterblasting Technologies
  • CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
  • American Energy Innovations

We are committed to ensuring your success in our great community.  Say "Yes!" to Martin County.

Accolades for Stuart, Martin County and the State of Florida:


Only a few locations can guarantee the right combination of resources along with business development assistance that are crucial to your business success.

Martin County Florida has a well-earned reputation as one of those locations. Our focus on talent and innovation, along with our prime location and unmatched quality of life makes Martin County the perfect location for your business prosperity.



CLICK HERE to take a sneak peak at Martin County's business community



Say Yes to Martin