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Tampa Bay area’s severe flooding prompts state emergency loan program

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Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he has opened up an emergency loan mechanism called the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to make state funding available for businesses affected by recent flooding across the Tampa Bay region. “I saw firsthand the devastating flood damage in the Tampa Bay area communities earlier this month, and we will continue to take every possible measure to ensure that small businesses and families can quickly recover,” Scott said in a news release. “Small business are…

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