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Lake County to extend Emergency Rental Assistance Program)
Lake County has extended the deadline to apply for rental assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
April 12, 2021

New SBA grant to assist Lake County venues)
Eligible Lake County venue businesses affected by COVID-19 will soon be able to apply for funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). The grant program aims to assist entertainment venues, including but not limited to live venues and theater operations.
March 25, 2021

Amazon to Launch New Delivery Station in Groveland )
The Lake County Agency for Economic Prosperity is excited to welcome Amazon to Lake County. Amazon Logistics has signed a lease to open a new delivery station in Groveland, Florida. The new station will power Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the metro area.
September 25, 2020

Lake County to begin accepting applications for CARES Act assistance)
Beginning Monday, August 10 at noon, Lake County will begin accepting applications for the Coronavirus Relief Fund Housing Assistance Program. The program, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will provide assistance for past due rent, mortgage and utilities.
August 08, 2020

Lake County to allocate CARES Act grant funding to Lake County Schools)
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners met today in a special meeting to identify opportunities to assist Lake County Schools with plans to reopen later this month. The Board voted unanimously to allocate $1.67 million of the County’s initial Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to implement proactive measures to ensure a safe environment for students. The funding will provide for increased janitorial services, partitions, thermometers, and temperature scanners.
August 07, 2020

Lake County to seek input from local businesses on COVID-19 impacts )
As part of its work to assist local businesses prepare for re-opening and recovery at the appropriate time, Lake County will be distributing a brief online survey next week to obtain input from business owners.
April 17, 2020

Resources available to local businesses to mitigate the impact from COVID-19)
The Lake County Agency for Economic Prosperity wants to make local businesses aware of the resources available to help mitigate the economic impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
March 19, 2020

Kroger and Ocado host Groundbreaking Ceremony in Groveland for second U.S. customer fulfillment center)
Kroger and Ocado will celebrate the official groundbreaking for the second U.S. high-tech customer fulfillment center and the introduction of Kroger and Ocado to the state of Florida. Representatives of both companies, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the city of Groveland will be on site to share remarks at the ceremonial event.
July 19, 2019

Kroger and Ocado Name Central Florida City Location of Second High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center)
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s largest grocery retailer, and Ocado (LSE: OCDO), one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, today announced Groveland, Lake County, Florida, as the second location for one of their Customer Fulfillment Centers (CFC).
March 19, 2019

Lake County enhancing outreach )
To further promote outreach to citizens, increase community engagement and attract visitors, Lake County’s Office of Communications has filled two vacancies, welcoming new members Tiffany Henderson, Lead Public Information Officer, and Jenny De Witt, Public Information Officer.
November 27, 2018

Lake County businesses named among ‘Florida Companies to Watch’ )
Four Lake County companies were among the first round of 2018 “Florida Companies to Watch” finalists, recently announced by GrowFL. They include Firehawk Helicopters, Intellisteel Group, LLC, United Efficiency Software Group and Vac-Tron Equipment.
August 23, 2018

Lake County selects new economic development and tourism leader)
Brandon Matulka has been named Executive Director of Lake County’s Agency for Economic Prosperity, which oversees the Offices of Elevate Lake, Visit Lake and the Fairgrounds and Events Center. Matulka joined Lake County in 2015, most recently serving as the Manager of Business Development for the agency.
June 26, 2018

Lake County invites tourism businesses to apply for funding; hosts learning session)
The Lake County Economic Prosperity Office of Visit Lake will host an application learning session for the tourism Capital Projects Funding Grant program at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at 20763 U.S. Highway 27, Groveland.
June 18, 2018

Elevate Lake hosts 5th Annual Partners for Success: Skills Showcase)
Elevate Lake, Lake County Schools, Lake Sumter State College, Lake Technical College and Beacon College are hosting the 5th Annual Partners for Success: Skills Showcase from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Clermont Arts & Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont.
March 05, 2018

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