The State of Florida and the SBA have enacted two financial resources available to those businesses affected by loss from Hurricane Irma. Martin County residents can also apply for individual assistance through FEMA.


1) The Florida Small Business Development Center at IRSC (FSBDC@IRSC) is the business community’s primary contact for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program – This short-term loan of $1000-$25,000 can assist with immediate needs and working capital. Go to: for more information or to apply. To speak to someone locally direct, contact Tom Kindred at 772.462.7087 or 772.462.7631.


2) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred and cover damage. Your loan amount will be based on your actual economic injury/damages and your company's financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Small Business Economic Injury and Physical Disaster Loans: 800-659-2955 or 


3) For individuals that incurred losses or damages, apply for FEMA Assistance: 800-621-3362 or 


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.


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