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Irma’s Estimated Business Impact

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Dun & Bradstreet’s “Pre-Event Baseline Business Risk Profile” is one of a handful of tools that should inform economic redevelopment activities:

1. Resource prioritization of access and re-entry activity, based on economic needs and jobs
2. Comprehension of the types of businesses (industry, age, financial health) that make up the impacted local economy and the job market to better formulate recovery policies
3. Calculation and justification of recovery funds
4. Prioritization of recovery funds
5. Ensuring the Small Business Administration reaches the communities with the largest proportion of small businesses
6. Prioritization of infrastructure repairs and construction

According to D&B’s September 14th update, approximately 2,063,708 potentially impacted businesses had been identified by FEMA in Florida across 37 counties. Here’s a breakdown of exposed businesses by Florida county:

  • 53,842 in Brevard
  • 259,390 in Broward
  • 18,906 in Charlotte
  • 12,090 in Citrus
  • 14,671 in Clay
  • 46,706 in Collier
  • 2,159 in DeSoto
  • 91,274 in Duval
  • 9,407 in Flagler
  • 330 in Glades
  • 1,607 in Hardee
  • 2,559 in Hendry
  • 15,155 in Hernando
  • 12,839 in Highlands
  • 146,216 in Hillsborough
  • 19,787 in Indian River
  • 30,066 in Lake
  • 76,308 in Lee
  • 34,923 in Manatee
  • 28,265 in Marion
  • 20,677 in Martin
  • 347,662 in Miami-Dade
  • 12,955 in Monroe
  • 3,257 in Okeechobee
  • 152,308 in Orange
  • 31,338 in Osceola
  • 200,943 in Palm Beach
  • 41,597 in Pasco
  • 105,837 in Pinellas
  • 49,166 in Polk
  • 4,631 in Putnam
  • 56,189 in Sarasota
  • 53,307 in Seminole
  • 25,116 in St. Johns
  • 25,143 in St. Lucie
  • 6,067 in Sumter
  • 51,015 in Volusia

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