District 27: Senator Ray Wesley Rodrigues

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 $263.6M $4.4B
*Gov't Contracts Acquired $15.3M $488.1M
*Capital Accessed $25.7M $553.5M
**Jobs Impacted: Direct, Indirect, Induced 2,250 37,966
*New Businesses Started 20 381
Service Snapshot
Existing & Aspiring Small Business Owners Consulted 701 24,191
Minorities 236 (34%) 8,988 (37%)
Veterans & Service Disabled Veterans 67 (10%) 2,316 (10%)
Women 304 (43%) 10,123 (42%)
Professional Consulting Hours Delivered 5,926 162,519

Success Stories

Client Testimonials

Audiology Consultants of Southwest Florida, Fort Myers

Suzanne [Florida SBDC consultant] was instrumental in my success in obtaining funding. She was thorough and rapidly responded to my questions. She offered guidance in the application process making it a very tolerable experience.

Jack Adams

AA Associates Realty & Property Management, Cape Coral

The Florida SBDC poured into my business so much knowledge and wisdom and, for that, I can’t thank them enough. With the SBDC’s help, AA Associates Realty & Property Management gained stability and helped put us on the map. I can now continue to build my business by reaching out to my local community to serve and give back, the way the SBDC did for me.

Darlene Stanley

American Carpet and Tile Cleaning, LLC, Cape Coral

Suzanne [Florida SBDC consultant] was extremely helpful with navigating the process to get the [COVID-19 Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, SBA PPP, and SBA EIDL] loans that we needed.

Ken Behm

Kirkwood Electric, Inc., Cape Coral

Amanda [Florida SBDC consultant] helped to quickly prepare financial projections and market research for our SBA loan requirements. She put us in touch with the SBA lender that ultimately financed our project.

Scott Bostrom

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