Business support

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

In collaboration with their partners, DEO assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities. 

Florida association of counties

The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education, and collaboration. For more than 85 years, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has represented the diverse interests of Florida’s counties, emphasizing the importance of protecting home rule – the concept that communities and their local leaders should make the decisions that impact their community.

Bringing together the collective experience and knowledge of 377 county commissioners and supported by thousands of county professional staff. FAC provides the cohesive platform that enables county officials and staff to speak with a unified voice on behalf of all Floridians. Through FAC, counties are better able to serve not only their communities but the entire state of Florida.Throughout the state, Florida’s counties perform vital public services such as public safety, fire, and emergency medical services, jails, parks, libraries, healthcare, growth management, economic development, and road building and maintenance.

enterprise florida

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector business-es.

EFI is the state’s primary entity for trade and export development, supporting more than 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. The organization also supports small and minority businesses through its capital programs. Another critical aspect of EFI’s responsibilities is the marketing and promotion of Florida as a premier business destination.

EFI’s activities have championed Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation, created a renewed interest both nationally and internationally in Florida as a top state for business, and resulted in a significant number of new jobs and capital in-vestments.

Enterprise Florida draws new businesses to the state and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. EFI focuses its economic development efforts on a wide range of industry sectors, including aviation and aerospace, life sciences, information technology, defense and homeland security, clean energy, financial and professional services, manufacturing, and beyond.