District 20: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings

Data Sources: *2020 Impact reported by respondent clients | **2019 Economic Impact Analysis of the FSBDCN by FSU CEFA | District Profile: U.S. SBA Office of Advocacy (Congress only)

Business & Economic Outcomes

District Statewide
**Sales Generated $69.4M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $4.9M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $9.9M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 593 37,966
*New Businesses Started 7 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 489 24,191
Minorities 351 (72%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 55 (11%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 211 (43%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 3,791 162,519

District Profile

  • Number of Small Employer Businesses
  • Percent of Employer Businesses
  • Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses
  • Percent of Employees
  • Small Business Payroll
  • Percent of Payroll
  • Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)

Client Testimonials

Valencia Welding, Inc., Mangonia Park

I have been working with Jim Deam [my consultant] at the Florida SBDC at FAU over about a year and a half now. It has been a great experience. His consulting has been outstanding and he has taken such a genuine interest in our growth. It’s not every day you meet people who sincerely just want to help in any way that they can. I look forward to our continued relationship and hope to make him proud.

Katherine Valencia

Reliance Supply Company USA, Inc./Surface Logix, Pompano Beach

[Florida SBDC consultant] Parbatee and her team have been a great support system for my business for many years now. She helped us with an Export Plan, Gold Key arrangements, and strategic planning for the future!

John Daly, President

Suma Consulting d/b/a Nativo, Inc., Miramar

After the hurricane [Irma], the business was affected as our customers assigned us fewer jobs. With the $50,000 loan [application assistance] provided by the Florida SBDC, we were able to move through this period without reducing our staff.

Mauricio Rodriguez, President

US Pack Group, LLC, Sunrise

Our experience with [Florida SBDC consultant] Parbatee Chang was wonderful. Her service quality is great. She was in contact with us every time during the year and was very helpful in answering our requests. She is helping us to achieve ISO9000 certification. Also, we would like to continue working with her in 2019 with export resources...to expand our exports to Peru, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Canada.

Marco Flores, President

District 20 Contact Information

Statewide with 9 regional offices, over 40 centers, and approximately 50 outreach locations, Florida SBDC services are available to aspiring and existing businesses in every Florida county. Below are your district's resources and a link to a directory of additional Florida SBDC offices across the state.

Florida SBDC at FAU (Regional Office)

Headquarters Office

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