Business Recovery Directory



 

 

Manatee County Business Recovery Directory will help harden local businesses against disaster 
Free information directory will help match emergency managers with local business resources in the event of local emergency 
 
Manatee County Government has launched an online tool that would assist local businesses leverage resources and pull through a catastrophe.  
 
Manatee County business owners may now sign up for the Business Recovery Directory, a free emergency information exchange network. Manatee County Economic Development Official Karen Stewart said the information businesses provide will help emergency managers in the event of an emergency.
 
“We encourage all businesses large and small to log in and list information in the Business Recovery Directory,” Stewart says. “If there’s ever a natural disaster, this information will be vital to emergency managers to quickly prop up the business community and keep our workforce employed.”  
  
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) more than 40 percent of businesses do not reopen following a disaster. With this is mind, Manatee’s Emergency Service Function (ESF) 18: Business Recovery was tasked with decreasing the odds. The Business Recovery Directory is one tool to do this. 
 
By signing up for the Business Recovery Directory, businesses can have their products or services considered for purchase during recovery operations, thus keeping federal recovery dollars local.  

 

The directory will be used for all local disasters – not just hurricanes. To sign up, go to the Business Recovery Directory page. For more information, contact Bruno Kapacinskas by e-mail bruno.kapacinskas@mymanatee.org or call (941) 749-3029.