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Business Finance

There are a number of favorable financing alternatives available to businesses to assist in the acquisition of land, building and equipment. Additionally, a number of programs designed to help with import and export activities are available as well. Find a list of Business Finance programs here.

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SeminoleWay

SeminoleWAY is a strategic economic development initiative focused on attracting high-value jobs and businesses to Seminole County.  The SeminoleWAY district is associated with the State Road 417 Corridor, that spans the length of the County.  SeminoleWAY is a forward looking plan that involves a targeted approach to economic development in partnership with the cities of Sanford, Winter Springs, and Oviedo.

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Business Spotlight Video Archive

Before each Board of County Commissioners meeting, a short video is played highlighting a local business in Seminole County. Find an archive of past videos here.

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County Codes

This Code contains the general administrative rules, policies and procedures of Seminole County. The purpose of this code is to set forth the duties and responsibilities and powers of County officials and agencies and to consolidate Seminole County's rules, policies and procedures as they pertain to the internal workings of the County in one place for ease of reference and compliance.

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Permitting and Licensing

This section contains information and links to permitting and licensing.

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Foreign Trade Zones

The Foreign-Trade Zones Act was created to "expedite and encourage foreign commerce" in the United States. This is accomplished through the designation of geographical areas, in or adjacent to Customs Ports of Entry, where commercial merchandise receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States.

Find a list of lenders, programs and boards helpful to small and start-up businesses in Seminole County.

For a list of quick links to resources click on the following link: Startup Resources Contact List

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State & Local Business Incentives

The Economic Development Department of Seminole County initiated a Jobs Growth Incentive Fund in 1995 for companies creating new jobs. Seminole County will consider awarding funds for expenses such as impact and permit fees, relocation costs, equipment purchases, land acquisition, building construction, loan interest pay-down, lease-hold improvements or any other legitimate business expense as determined by the Board of County Commissioners.

 

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Workforce Development

Metro Orlando boasts a population that is young, well-educated and diverse. Not coincidentally, the region is at, or near, the top of national charts in several demographic and labor-related categories. Consider that Metro Orlando, already with a population of 1.6 million, is among the nation's fastest-growing population and employment markets.