Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

... the resource for manufacturers in Southwest Florida

COVID-19 / ARPA Technical Assistance

The Southwest Florida Manufacturers Association (SRMA) in collaboration with Lee County Economic Development Office, is offering a Small Business Technical Assistance Program to assist manufacturing businesses in response to COVID-19, and their continuing efforts to recover from the negative impact.

The program was developed under the direction of the Lee Board of County Commissioners and are funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The Small Business Technical Assistance Program will provide ARPA funds to the SRMA, helping them target manufacturers in Qualified Census Tracts and Low to Moderate Income designated areas.  The SRMA will provide free assessments to identify the root cause(s) of the manufacturer’s challenges and offer resources to help bring them back to pre-COVID-19 levels or exceed them.  The SRMA will assist with the application process for need-based grants to help pay for those resources.

The menu of services offered to over 90 identified manufacturers are:

  • Assessment of business needs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Performance Optimization
  • Business Continuity
  • Data and Business Intelligence
  • Growth Acceleration
  • International Trade

To find out if you qualify, if you would like more information, or to set an appointment, please CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A SHORT REGISTRATION FORM. A representative from the SRMA will contact you shortly.

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