Obviously nothing compares to the loss victims and family members have endured from the Surfside condo collapse, but part of the collateral damage has been the impact on the local economy.

That’s why the Florid Department of Economic Opportunity has brought their resources to Surfside to help small businesses that may be hurting.

Dane Eagle, the secretary of the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity, spent most of last week in Surfside with Gov. Ron DeSantis.

While DeSantis met with families who were directly impacted by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building, Eagle spoke with many who were indirectly affected.

“We saw that, of course, there was going to be an economic impact to what was happening in the area,” Eagle said.

As a result, the DEO is bringing aid directly to Surfside. A mobile business recovery center has set up shop in the middle of the town’s business district, offering loans to…

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