Economic Outlook 

Experts warn that full economic recovery could take a couple more years. Some see improvement in retail as a promising sign.  

6/16/20 | Stocks rally worldwide on hopes for coming economic recovery 

6/16/20 | US retail sales up 17.7% in a partial rebound from plunge 

6/16/20 | How COVID-19 will change the world 

6/16/20 | Record COVID-19 cases in the South and West could put economic recovery at risk 

6/16/20 | Powell warns of ‘significant uncertainty’ over U.S. recovery 

6/16/20 | Bloomberg urges users to get set for negative US rates 

6/16/20 | Bank profits plummeted 70% in U.S. as COVID-19 grip tightened 

6/11/20 | Small business access to credit improves, but Fed cautions full recovery may not be until 2022 

6/11/20 | Stocks tumble on economic outlook and virus upticks 

Business News 

The SBA has reopened its EIDL program and the spotlight on PPP updates continues. The federal government is considering a second stimulus bill.  

6/16/20 | SBA reopens its Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program 

6/16/20 | PPP vs. TARP: When program offers the biggest ROI for taxpayers 

6/16/20 | Trump readies $1tn infrastructure bill to aid recovery 

6/15/20 | New research identifies 8 ways marketing is changing due to COVID-19  

6/13/20 | Another stimulus bill may be coming this summer: Here’s what it could contain 

6/12/20 | Small businesses could be caught in PPP loan forgiveness process into 2022 –  and beyond 

6/10/20 | How the latest PPP updates impact entrepreneurs 

Local Updates 

Cases continue to rise. Officials opt against slowing reopening efforts 

6/16/20 | DeSantis, citing increased testing as COVID-19 cases climb, says no changes for Florida’s reopening 

6/16/20 2,783 new coronavirus cases mark new single-day high In Florida 

6/16/20 | Behind Florida’s COVID-19 surge: What the charts are showing 

6/16/20 | Ron DeSantis, on climbing coronavirus case numbers: ‘We’re not rolling back’ 

6/16/20 | Coronavirus cases up at Tampa Bay bars and restaurants, with little guidance on how to handle 

6/16/20 | Coronavirus: Mayor Curry to launch relief program for Jacksonville seniors, expresses optimism despite rising virus count 

6/16/20 | Coronavirus: Several Jacksonville Beach restaurants, bar closed due to COVID-19 

6/16/20 | Florida Matters: Future Of Tampa Bay tourism up in the air 

6/16/20 | Florida businesses are reopening. So what about state government? 

6/16/20 | Florida’s young test positive for coronavirus at almost twice the rate 

6/15/20 | Study: Tampa Bay metro amongst lowest for PPP aprovals 

6/15/20 | Florida welcoming visitors again  

6/15/20 | School districts get two weeks to apply for federal aid 

6/15/20 | Some Tampa banks stop accepting applications as PPP winds down 

6/12/20 | These are the Tampa Bay area hospitals and health care centers receiving millions of dollars through the coronavirus relief fund 

6/12/20 | State releases plan to reopen schools 

6/11/20 | Unemployment claims continue to rise in Florida and beyond 

6/11/20 | Hillsborough nears ‘crossroads’ in pandemic, say health officials 

6/10/20 | As coronavirus cases in Tampa Bay climb, local leaders keep a close eye on reopening plans across the area 


A selection of resources from Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc.  

6/16/20 | 3 digital strategies every company should implement now 

6/16/20 | 8 Cs to build your channel strategy and get back to growth 

6/15/20 | 4 questions to ask yourself to make sure your brand is resonating  

6/11/20 | Reopening? Learn how to help your employees feel safe psychologically 

Numbers as of End-of-Day 6/16/20 

There have now been 80,109 cases throughout the state of Florida and 2,993 deaths.  

Totals by county: 

Duval: 2,112 cases and 59 deaths 

Hillsborough: 4,029 cases and 103 deaths 

Orange: 3,437 cases and 47 deaths 

Manatee: 1,483 cases and 116 deaths 

Pasco: 560 cases and 16 deaths 

Pinellas: 2,523 cases and 107 deaths 

Polk: 1,566 cases and 75 deaths 

Sarasota: 789 cases and 92 deaths 

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