Resource Directory
Resource Directory
Local Resources To Grow Your Business

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1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups–Daytona Beach is a weekly entrepreneurial storytelling event where entrepreneurs gather to connect, inspire, educate and empower each other. It meets weekly at Cinematiqué in Daytona Beach.

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AAEA

The African American Entrepreneurs Association was formed to promote economic development through entrepreneurship within the African American community through education, mentoring, workshops, inspirational events and micro-financing. AAEA members and partners include a wide range of organizations that provide capital and services to assist entrepreneurs in creating and expanding their businesses.

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BCU College of Business and Entrepreneurship

In the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, provides opportunities to develop into a strong business professional – with a holistic combination of business knowledge, value-creating skills, professional development and ethics. Through the professional development programs, MUST and Start It UP participants gain the skills to stand out with employers and succeed in the business world.

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Beachside Work Solutions

Beachside Workplace Solutions invites local businesses to discover a new way to work. Located in the beachside of Daytona Beach, find flexible workplace options to fit your lifestyle including long term leasing, private office space, dedicated desks, collaboration rooms and upscale coworking, along with meeting and conference space well suited for small start-ups, professionals and entrepreneurs who need office space that is ready to use day one.

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CareerSource Flagler Volusia

CareerSource Flagler Volusia provides recruitment-related services, human resource information and training opportunities to our business and job seekers community. Our services are funded through various public and private sources. Our job is to help our business community reduce recruitment costs and provide the information and resources they need to attain and maintain qualified employees at no additional cost to the business and job seekers.

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CEO Business Alliance

The CEO Business Alliance is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization with the sole mission to stimulate new job creation and capital investment in Volusia County.  The Alliance works to recruit new business to the area; assist local business growth and retention ; and support initiatives that enhance economic development efforts.  As a fully-private economic development entity, the Alliance is not subject to public record requests and can offer entirely confidential consultation, all at no cost.

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Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

Community Legal Services is a full service civil legal aid law firm that promotes equal access to justice, which is a core American value. Approximately 50 – 80% of low-income Americans’ legal needs go unmet.

CLS provides professional legal aid to help low-income people protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. We make it easier for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised Central Floridians to access legal information, gain legal assistance and representation, and to understand their rights. 

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Daytona Beach Business Licensing

The Daytona Beach Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Daytona Beach Department of Economic Development

The Daytona Beach Economic & Community Development Office encourages economic development in Daytona Beach by retaining and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new viable businesses to the area and fostering the development of complementary business clusters.

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Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The mission of the CVB is to contribute to and enhance the overall economic prosperity of the Halifax Taxing District and all of Volusia County through the successful promotion of the area as a preferred tourism destination. The CVB works with area lodging, attractions, restaurants and other tourism and hospitality-related businesses to represent the area to potential leisure and business travelers, tour operators, travel agents, meeting planners, and the travel media.

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Daytona Beach Shores Business Licensing

The Daytona Beach Shores Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Daytona Beach Shores Department of Economic Development

The Daytona Beach Economic & Community Development Office encourages economic development in Daytona Beach by retaining and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new viable businesses to the area and fostering the development of complementary business clusters.

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Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce advocates a strong economic and business environment and serves as a platform through which our members and the entire business community can thrive.

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Daytona State College (DSC) Center for Business and Industry

Making People Your Competitive Advantage! The Center for Business & Industry was created to address the learning requirements of a broad spectrum of people and professionals. The Center helps individuals and organizations reach their highest potential offering programs designed with both the individual and the company in mind. Let us help you and your organization on the path to success. Courses and services can be customized and delivered at any location. The Center for Business & Industry offers short term training, conferences, seminars, customized training services and technical assistance to better prepare organizations and workers to compete and thrive in emerging global markets.

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DeBary Department of Economic Development

The DeBary Economic Development Office encourages economic development by retaining and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new high value, high wage businesses and fostering the development of complimentary business clusters.

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DeBary Business Licensing

The DeBary Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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DeLand Department of Economic Development

The DeLand Economic Development Office encourages economic development by retaining and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new high value, high wage businesses and fostering the development of complimentary business clusters.

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DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce advocates for its members by helping the business community identify and respond to challenges, providing opportunities for networking, education and deliberation, and developing community leaders. Growth and sustainability provide the CORE foundation for the Chamber: Connections, Opportunities, Resources and Empowerment.

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DeLand Business Licensing

The Deland Business Licensing Office is your source for obtaining your City of Deland business tax receipt and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Deltona Business Licensing

The Deltona Business Licensing Office is your source for obtaining your City of Deltona business tax receipt and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Deltona Economic Development Office

The Deltona Economic Development Office supports economic development through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and by administering business friendly programs designed for the attraction of new businesses.

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Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR)

DBPR is the agency charged with licensing and regulating more than 1.4 million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, such as alcohol, beverage & tobacco, barbers/cosmetologists, condominiums, spas, hotels and restaurants and more.

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Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. DEO is dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.

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Enterprise Florida

As a public-private partnership of business and government leaders, EFI is changing the landscape of economic development in Florida.

EFI is advancing the forefront of economic development in Florida. As a public-private partnership of business and government leaders, our goal is to promote Florida as a premier business destination and expand the state’s economy through private-sector job creation. In pursuit of this mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners.

Upon creating EFI in 1996, Florida became the first state in the nation to place principal responsibility for economic development, international trade, research and marketing in the hands of a business-government partnership. Motivating the move was the belief that, with hands-on participation by Florida businesses, Florida could develop into a sophisticated economy driven by diverse industries and international business. States across the nation have gone on to adopt this successful model.

EFI serves as the state’s primary entity for trade and export development supporting more than 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. The organization also assists small and minority businesses through its capital programs, supports Florida’s defense industry through the Florida Defense Alliance and Florida Defense Support Task Force, and champions sport industry growth through the Florida Sport Foundation.

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Edgewater Economic Development Office

The Edgewater Economic Development Office strives to enhance the quality of life for its residents by providing assistance for local businesses to grow and prosper and by recruiting businesses to locate in the City of Edgewater.

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ERAU Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship educates and connects entrepreneurs seeking to establish and grow high-value, high-growth companies.  We integrate knowledge in aeronautics, aerospace, and adjacent technologies with business acumen to build world-class companies. The center serves the students of ERAU by providing access to expertise and talent for entrepreneurially minded companies.

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ERAU Micaplex

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MicaPlex Business Incubator is where entrepreneurs and opportunity meet. MicaPlex presents a unique opportunity for business and the university community to develop, refine and bring new products and technologies to market.

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Florida Department of Revenue (DOR)

The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) administers over 30 taxes and fees which are used to fund state and local government services for Floridians. You will have to determine which taxes apply to your business type and activity. A tax accountant or attorney can help you navigate this process.

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Florida Division of Corporations (Sunbiz)

Sunbiz is a State of Florida portal dedicated to helping individuals with essential functions of business such as registrations, filing and dissolution of business entities, and providing information and guidance to new business owners.

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Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

FLVEC is a program of GrowFL, Inc. GrowFL is Florida's only organization exclusively dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies, by providing their leaders with focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important. Our programs provide connections with other second-stage company leaders, resources, and organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity.

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GrowFL

GrowFL is Florida's only organization exclusively dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies, by providing their leaders with focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important. Our programs provide connections with other second-stage company leaders, resources, and organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity.

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Holly Hill Department of Economic Development

The City of Holly Hill strives to enhance our community through the creation and preservation of healthy businesses, good jobs and a sound quality of life. We are committed to accomplish this mission by working with our existing businesses, to help them expand and grow, by serving as a liaison in assisting new businesses looking to open, and most importantly, combining our operation into a ‘one stop shop’ to provide your business with the tools necessary to operate in Holly Hill.

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Holly Hill Business Licensing

The Holly Hill Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce

The Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the greater Holly Hill area. The Chamber implements a number of programs and initiatives that support our mission of promoting the interests of members through advocacy, education, community and networking. The Chamber is dedicated to building a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership.

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Internal Revenue Services (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service is the bureau of the U.S. Department of Treasury and is responsible for assessing and collecting tax revenue in the United States.

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Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Office of Small Business Programs

John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and its prime contractors are committed to increasing competition in contracting, enhancing our socioeconomic programs, and providing private industry the maximum opportunity to do business at KSC. KSC aims to foster small business development to meet the needs of NASA's exploration, scientific discovery and research initiatives, maximizing the ability of small businesses to participate in competitive processes through education and providing avenues to increase small business participation in the competitive process of primes represented on the Board.

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Lake Helen Business Licensing

The Lake Helen Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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New Smyrna Beach Business Licensing

The New Smyrna Beach Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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New Smyrna Beach Economic Development Office

The New Smyrna Beach Economic Development Office strives to enhance quality of life through the creation and preservation of local businesses and jobs by helping entrepreneurs start new businesses and established companies expand or relocate to New Smyrna Beach.

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Oak Hill Business Licensing & Development

The Oak Hill Business Licensing & Development Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Orange City Business Licensing

All businesses, home businesses and independent contractors that are located within the Orange City limits are required to pay a local business tax, – “Business Tax Receipt”. In addition to a City Business Tax Receipt, businesses are also required to obtain a County Business Tax Receipt from Volusia County once the City’s is obtained. The Orange City Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Orange City Development Services

Considering a business expansion or relocation? We invite you to consider the opportunities and select Orange City as your new business address. The Orange City Economic Development Office encourages economic development by retaining and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new viable businesses to the area and fostering the development of complementary business clusters.

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Ormond Beach Business Licensing

The Ormond Beach Business Tax Receipt Office is your source for local business licensing (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community. BTRs are required for all businesses whether home-based or commercially located. Applications can be obtained via e-mail.

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Ormond Beach Economic Development Office

Ormond Beach offers economic development opportunities for all types of businesses as well as locations for businesses to grow and thrive. The City is known for the pro-business attitude of its City Commission, its quality business environment, and a collaborative partnership with regional partners to foster business development.  Please contact the Economic Development Department to discuss your business opportunity or if you need additional information and guidance.

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Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce serves the local community by advocating for businesses, developing leaders and promoting economic growth. Visitors and residents can get information on businesses, area information and economic development information.

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Pierson Business Tax Office

The Pierson Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community. BTRs are required for all businesses whether home-based or commercially located. Applications can be downloaded online.

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Ponce Inlet Business Tax Office

The Ponce Inlet Business Tax Receipt Office is your source for local business licensing (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Port Orange CRA/Economic Development Department

The Port Orange Community Development Office encourages economic development by retaining and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses, attracting new viable businesses to the area and fostering the development of complementary business clusters.

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Port Orange Business Licensing

The Port Orange Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce is a united voice for business, offering a welcoming atmosphere to provide opportunities for your business to grow, to build relationships and to enhance the quality of life in our communities. The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce enhances the quality of life in the community by advocating for business development, building relationships, and supporting economic opportunity.

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SCORE Chpt. 87

SCORE Volusia/Flagler is dedicated to helping small businesses launch, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. With the support of volunteers, sponsors and the SBA, SCORE is able to provide counselling, seminars, tools, templates and tips without charge to small businesses.

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Volusia County SBDC helps entrepreneurs and businesses launch, grow, and succeed. Our services include confidential business consulting, business planning, industry & market research, sales & marketing guidance, financial analysis, capital & funding acquisition, government contracting, and much more.

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South Daytona Community Development Office

The South Daytona Redevelopment Office provides support to those are looking to start a new business, expand an existing business, or relocate a business in our community.

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South Daytona Business Licensing

The South Daytona Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority

The Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority is the tourism agency that markets the New Smyrna and Southeast Volusia attractions and events.

 

Marketing opportunities are available through the Authority for local area businesses

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Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition

The Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition focuses on facilitating bringing businesses that support aviation and aerospace development to Southeast Volusia County.

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Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce is an active group of working professionals who promote business and economic development for the communities it serves. Membership provides exposure of your business to over 30,000 residents, newcomers and visitors that contact the Chamber each year, for local area information and referrals in addition exclusive advertising opportunities.

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StartUp Grind - Ormond Beach

Startup Grind is a global ecosystem of more than 1,000,000 entrepreneurs, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We’re here to educate, inspire and connect innovators, trailblazers and professionals. Our Ormond Beach chapter hosts an interactive event series with featured guests who share their journey of building great companies. Our events highlight founders, leaders and influencers that are changing what entrepreneurship looks like in our own community. We're about helping local entrepreneurs cultivate meaningful relationships. For finding mentors, funding, partnerships and customers. For creating opportunities to build and grow your own successful ventures.

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State Library of Florida

The State Library of Florida has served as the primary information resource provider for the Florida state government serving state agencies, the legislature, and Florida residents since 1845

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Stetson Professional and Corporate Education (PaCE) Program

The Stetson Professional and Corporate Education (PaCE) program within the School of Business, offers individuals and companies the opportunity to close skill gaps, prepare for what’s next and increase the professional value of individuals, corporate leaders and their teams. Courses ranging from targeted hard skills to more strategic soft disciplines are taught through a combination of our own talented Stetson faculty, adjunct professors and subject matter experts. Courses are designed to be interactive and engaging delivered live via online or in the classroom – your place of business or on our beautiful DeLand campus.

 

These non-credit, certificate-based workshops will prepare you and your organization for what you both need to succeed. Whether you are an individual contributor, manager of a team or a small business owner, you’ll find something that will elevate your personal and professional value for long-term career success.

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Stetson University Prince Entrepreneurship Program

The Prince Entrepreneurship Leaders Program is an organization for serious entrepreneurship students. It provides guidance and support for those who are serious about launching their own scalable business either while at Stetson or after graduation, as well as gather a group of students to represent the university at various competitions.

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Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation

Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation (TVEDC), through tremendous commitment and partnerships, works on strategic Volusia County economic development activities and business recruitment initiatives.

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The Florida High Tech Corridor

Led by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF, The Florida High Tech Corridor leverages a unique perspective and the strengths of our world-class research institutions to accelerate regional economic development through innovation, research and development grants, support and by cultivating talent.

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The Foundry Coworking

The Foundry is Daytona Beach's first co-working space.  They offer a wide array of options to include day passes up to an executive desk.  Creative services include a podcast studio and marketing media services.

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Urban Chamber of Commerce of Volusia and Flagler Counties

The Urban Chamber of Commerce provides a platform to facilitate resource an information exchange.  This platform also solidifies common core values of interest, while drawing investment and stakeholders to the area. Additionally, the Urban Chamber focuses its interests on revitalization of blighted business districts, celebrating culture and participation in the local tourism market.

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Vision & Heels

Vision & Heels is a women-first coworking space in the heart of Downtown Deland. We designed our space to inspire with a mix of relaxed seating, benched areas, private offices, and conference rooms to help you do your best work. Vision & Heels hosts many events to bring the community together and help facilitate your network.  Inquire today to see how Vision & Heels can help you do your best work!

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Volusia Manufacturers Association

VMA connects the manufacturing community to the information, education and the people needed to ensure success. Founded by Manufacturers for Manufacturers in 1980, this vibrant manufacturing community connects your business to great ideas and people to inspire leadership and achievement in Volusia and Flagler Counties and the surrounding areas. Since 1980, this association has transformed the stature and development of the area’s manufacturers.

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Volusia County Business Licensing

The Volusia County Business Licensing Office is your source for local business registration (tax receipt) and other guidance regarding doing business in the community.

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Volusia County Division of Corrections Re-Entry Program

The Volusia County Division of Corrections' Re-Entry Program provides opportunities to business owners to match with individuals being released from the facility. 

Securing employment before release can significantly increase an individual’s successful re-entry into the community and reduce the rate of recidivism. 

The program provides job training and self-improvement courses on a continuous basis to better prepare the newly released chances of employability and reduce re-offending.

If your company is interested in partnering with the Re-entry program, please select the "Apply Now" option below to complete the applications below.

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Volusia County Division of Economic Opportunity

The Volusia County Division of Economic Development (VCED) is the arm of Volusia County government that assists business owners and works collaboratively with local stakeholders. We provide assistance at no cost to businesses with the desire and potential for growth within Volusia County. The Volusia County Economic Development Office provides guidance and assistance to start-up, second stage, and maturing businesses. 

VCED participates in a wide range of development projects with both county and municipal jurisdictions through the following:

  • Project leadership or participation
  • Grant fund acquisition
  • Incentive program facilitation
  • Ombudsman

If you have a business or are thinking of starting a business in Volusia County, VCED is here to serve your needs.

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Volusia County Emergency Management

The mission of Volusia Emergency Management is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, prevention, response, recovery and mitigation from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact the County of Volusia.

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Volusia County Incubator

Volusia County Business Incubator is a 9,600 square-foot facility located at Daytona Beach International Airport. It facilitates smarter, faster startup and growth of emerging companies with exceptional facilities, mentoring and more.

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Volusia County Industrial Development Authority

If traditional financing is not an option, or you are interested in learning about an alternative source of funding for your capital project, you may want to consider a bond.

The Volusia County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) was created for the purpose of reviewing and processing commercial/industrial projects submitted for tax-free revenue bond financing and re-financing as defined by, and in the manner provided by, the Florida Industrial Development Financing Act and by Sections 159.44-159.53 of Chapter 159 of the Florida Statutes. 

Projects submitted and accepted by the Industrial Authority are subject to the approval or disapproval of the County Council.

Types of projects the IDA can issue bonds for include, but are not limited to are:

1. Educational facilities;

2. Manufacturing facilities;

3. Office buildings for use as corporate or company headquarters or regional offices;

4. Health care institutions;

5. Housing; and

6. Any facilities owned or operated by a 501(c) organization.”

If you would like to learn more about whether or not your project qualifies for consideration, please contact Katrina Friel at (386)248-8048.

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Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce advocates for Hispanic businesses and builds connections between the growing Hispanic market and local businesses that can serve them. The chamber provides networking events and educational programs and helps businesses strategize, organize and grow.

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West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce mission of providing a regional platform for the successful collaboration of businesses, policymakers, and community members. Their vision is to align efforts, achieving success to guide its work as the voice of business in West Volusia.

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West Volusia Tourism Bureau

The West Volusia Tourism Bureauis the tourism agency that markets the attractions and events for the fourteen communities of West Volusia County, Florida including DeLand, Deltona, Barberville, Cassadaga, DeBary, DeLeon Springs, Enterprise, Glenwood, Lake Helen, Orange City, Osteen, Pierson, Seville and Volusia/Astor.

Marketing opportunities are available through the Bureau for local area businesses located within those fourteen communities.

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Additional Grants Opportunities

Volusia County Economic Development locates focused grants offered by 3rd party organizations. Visit us to see the most recent discoveries and find one that works for your business.

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