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J Henry’s Barber Shop

J. Henry, Orlando

When the pandemic hit his barbershop J. Henry felt helpless. But with Florida having the back of small businesses, he was able to turn helpless into hope and is thriving today.

Astin Farms 

Madison Astin Salter, Plant City

Astin Farms is a fourth-generation farm in Plant City, Florida that keeps on growing. With more than 1,400 employees, it’s committed to keep fresh, Florida produce on tables across the nation.

Tervis

Rogan Donelly, Sarasota

As the nation’s favorite tumbler, Tervis had a responsibility to its customer to keep production moving. With support from the state of Florida, Tervis kept its assembly line going safely for its employees and customers.

Backwoods Bridges

Henry Carl, Freeport

Backwoods Bridges is a Veteran-owned company with 28 employees that runs like a family. Today, Backwoods Bridges is thriving due to the support and direction from the state of Florida.

Retro Fitness

Andrew Alfano, West Palm Beach

Health clubs around the country closed during the pandemic and some never reopened. But for Retro Fitness, clear and concise communication from the state of Florida allowed it to reopen safely and help its franchisees reopen too.  

Martin’s Country Market

Durrell Martin, Arcadia

Even when sandwich and coffee sales slowed down at the beginning of the pandemic, Durrell Martin was hopeful and continued to invest in his business because Florida was serious about keeping the state open.

For the Table Hospitality

Matt Thompson, Tallahassee

For the Table Hospitality successfully opened a restaurant during the pandemic thanks to Florida’s clear communication and unparalleled support for small businesses.

AMWAT Moving Warehousing Storage

Gloria Pugh, Tallahassee

Business is always on the move. And when organizations needed to quickly relocate to Florida, AMWAT Moving Warehousing Storage kept them going.

Culhane’s Irish Pub

Mary Jane Culhane, Jacksonville

When COVID threatened to close doors, Culhane’s Irish Pub kept theirs open by starting a new spirit line called 5 Sisters Spirit Vodka.

RB Advisory

Regine Bonneau, Winter Park

School closures during the pandemic was a challenge felt by everyone. As a small business owner, Regine Bonneau was grateful for Florida’s leadership to safely reopen schools.

About Enterprise Florida

Learn how Enterprise Florida is advancing the forefront of economic development in Florida. Known for its diverse workforce, pro-business climate, gateways to global markets and world-class infrastructure, anything is possible here.

Why Florida

With competitive costs and unparalleled quality of life, Florida is one of the most business-friendly environments in the country.

Florida’s Major Industries

Learn about our nine key sectors – aviation & aerospace; cleantech; defense and homeland security; financial & professional services; headquarters; information technology; life sciences; logistics and distribution; and manufacturing.