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April 9th COVID-19 Update

Take the Coronavirus Business Impact Survey

Take the Coronavirus Business Impact Survey to help our business organizations collect the data we need to assist you when recovery begins.  Take the survey here.

Connex Florida Accelerates Critical Connections Between Florida Manufacturers & Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Greater Pensacola Chamber member Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) in partnership with Space Florida and FloridaMakes have announced the deployment of an online database for Florida’s small to large manufacturers to engage in the marketplace. The online database, Connex Florida, started as a disaster risk mitigation effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is proving to be a critical tool to streamline connections between Florida manufacturers and businesses in need of their products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connex Florida is a statewide manufacturing supply chain, workforce and R&D connection solution offered free of charge to manufacturers, educational institutions, and those performing manufacturing R&D in Florida. To request access to the platform click here, or for more information contact

Connex Florida is also designed to be interoperable with the Manufacturers Marketplace that was developed by AIF and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), as well as the COVID-19 Response Tool. All of these databases are available at no cost during the pandemic to help streamline critical connections within the supply chain.

The COVID-19 Response Tool is accessible both locally and nationally and searchable by government and industries to aid in streamlining critical connections between manufacturers/suppliers and organizations seeking to purchase much-needed materials and products, such as masks, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices and component parts.


Watch the Facebook Live Interview with CareerSource Escarosa CEO Sheryl Rehberg

Yesterday, CareerSource Escarosa CEO Sheryl Rehberg shared information for people looking for jobs that are available now and for those filing for reemployment insurance.  If you missed the interview, you can watch it here.