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Business Development

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The Business Development Division works to recruit, retain and grow business in Orlando, create jobs for City residents and strengthen neighborhood commercial districts.

Our division seeks to:

  • Create an entrepreneurial environment that caters to the new economy
  • Market the City of Orlando’s services to external and internal customers
  • Expand and diversify the City of Orlando economy
  • Provide regional leadership to the Metro-Orlando community
  • Implement local and state economic programs

In FY 2016/2017, the City approved incentive agreements with 27 businesses, which resulted in the creation of 343 jobs and more than $441 million in capital investment. (Business Development Programs only)

In FY 2016/2017, the City approved incentive agreements with 47 businesses, which resulted in the creation of 583 jobs and more than $443 million in capital investment. (Business Development and Transportation Impact Fee Waiver Program)

In addition, we work with several other economic development organizations, including the Orlando Economic Partnership, Orlando, Inc. and the National Entrepreneur Center, to maximize our impact in the community.

For more information about the Business Development Division, please contact the Economic Development Main Line at 407.246.2821.

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