Business & Industry
Businesses today must plan for more than just supply and demand. Hurricanes, floods, fires, terrorism, and other potential hazards pose serious threats to businesses everywhere. The tools and information provided on this page are designed to help Florida businesses stay prepared and to ensure the continued health of Florida’s economy.
A disaster of any size could have an impact on your business. Taking the steps to build a business disaster continuity plan and encourage your employees to create a family emergency plan can reduce the impact on your business. It is important to consider how a disaster could affect your employees, customers and workplaces. How would you manage your business if access to the workplace is limited by road closures, streets are impassable, or communication is limited? Click here to learn more.
Encourage all employees in your business to develop individual and family disaster plans. This is critical to your business continuity – the sooner they can take care of their personal recovery, the quicker they can return to work. Click here to help them get started today!
FloridaDisaster biz is a new website developed to provide businesses, small and large, easy access to critical information before, during and after a disaster. FloridaDisaster.biz is a partnership between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM).
Click here to learn more and register your business today.
When disaster impacts the state of Florida, it is critical to ensure essential commodities and services arrive to impacted areas. Local elected officials and Law Enforcement Officers work together to determine when an area is safe enough for individuals to return. The statewide private sector re-entry program delineates what documents you will need to present to local officials when seeking re-entry into an impacted area. Click here to learn more.
- Florida Emergency Network
DMS - Emergency Supplier and Purchaser Networks
- MyFloridaMarketPlace Vendor Information Portal
Register with MyFloridaMarketPlace to provide goods and services to the State of Florida.
- Disaster Contractors Network
Helping Home and Small Business Owners to Rebuild After a Disaster
- Requirements for Vendor Registration
View a step-by-step guide on vendor registration with MyFloridaMarketPlace
- MFMP TV W9 video
View a quick tutorial on the DFS W-9 process
- Vendor Registration Online Training
View a quick tutorial on registering your business with MyFloridaMarketPlace
- Ready.gov - Business
Provides Information for Planning and Protecting your Business
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- United States Small Business Administration
Helps Families and Businesses Recover from National Disasters
- IRS Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Losses
- Bridge Loan Program
Provides Loans to Businesses Affected by Disasters
If you have any questions, please contact the State Emergency Response Team’s Emergency Support Function 18 via the Private Sector Hotline at (850) 815-4925 or by email at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.