District 26: Congressman Carlos Giménez

Data Sources: *Preliminary 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 $88.6M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $0 $335M
*Capital Accessed $20.5M $385.8M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 757 37,966
*New Businesses Started 16 288
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 513 23,889
Minorities 289 (56%) 8,842 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 37 (7%) 2,266 (9%)
Women 222 (43%) 9,969 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 3,701 162,476

District Profile

  • Number of Small Employer Businesses
    13,676
  • Percent of Employer Businesses
    96.9%
  • Number of Workers Employed by Small Businesses
    79,157
  • Percent of Employees
    58.7%
  • Small Business Payroll
    $2.5B
  • Percent of Payroll
    54.2%
  • Number of Self-Employed Businesses (Census Bureau ACS, 2018)
    47,722

Client Testimonials

Wiremasters Electric, Inc., Miami

They were able to help me find the proper lending sources,” said Crook, who was approved for $70,000 in working capital without having to ‘wait out’ to reach the company’s two-year anniversary. I was more than satisfied.

Kent Crook, President/Owner

GateArms.com, Homestead

We have enjoyed an excellent experience with our Florida SBDC consultant. At no charge, we have received extensive assistance with marketing, business model analysis, funding/financing advice and networking assistance, HR guidance and strategic advice, and much more. We will soon be receiving help in targeting government contracts. This is an incredible service for small business owners and we are extremely grateful to the Florida SBDC for their contribution to our company’s success. We would not be where we are today without their help! All small business owners should be working continuously with the Florida SBDC since the benefits are huge and measurable, while the costs (if any) are insignificant.

Jonathan Brinkman, President

Dynamic Transportation, Inc., Marathon

[The Florida SBDC services are] invaluable. The [Florida Small Business Emergency] Bridge Loan was a lifesaver. After being closed for about a month and the number of visitors to the Keys was way down, our airport shuttle service was struggling [after Hurricane Irma]. We were able to meet our payroll and other expenses with a very quick response from the Florida SBDC.

Raul Cisneros, President

J.T. Equipment Service Co., Miami

[Our Florida SBDC consultant] Alfredo was very helpful...The information he presented was very enlightening and helpful. The resources that we got from Profit Mastery was also very good. I needed more knowledge to help us get a handle on the cost structure and how to evaluate areas that reduce profitability...

James Thurmond, Owner

District 26 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 FIU (Regional Office)

Headquarters Office

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