District 67: Representative Chris Latvala

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 $24.3M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $437.3K $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $2M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 207 37,966
*New Businesses Started 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 229 24,191
Minorities 76 (33%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 26 (11%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 95 (41%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 1,627 162,519

Success Stories

Client Testimonials

Lew Capital Group, LLC, Clearwater

Debra [Florida SBDC consultant] was very informative and assisted us greatly in obtaining the [Covid-19 Florida Small Business Emergency] Bridge Loan offered. She was thorough and made sure that all required information was obtained. She was great!

Paul Lee

Supliaereos USA d/b/a Aero Supply USA, Clearwater

Yolanda Cowart [Florida SBDC consultant], for the last 8 years, has been a blessing. Her continuous guidance with all the programs and seminars has been instrumental to the growth and survival of our business here at Supliaereos USA dba Aero Supply USA. We are very grateful for Yolanda Cowart, the FPTAC and Florida SBDC staff and all the different departments and programs that has helped us throughout our years of staying in business. THANK YOU!

Michelle Ramirez

Infinium Medical, Inc., Largo

[The Florida] SBDC has been a key resource for our export marketing plan. Mitchell Lairmore [Florida SBDC consultant] was quick to give us information about other countries' imports of our products. Further, the [Florida SBDC at] USF team prepared a detailed Export Marketing Plan that we are taking steps toward implementing during 2021.

Aydin Bilgutay

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