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Business Resources

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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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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.

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Business Spotlight Video Archive

Seminole County takes pride in its robust business community. Our Business Spotlight series is one way we like to showcase the diverse array of industries. Our spotlights are aired before the Board of County Commissioners and compiled on our SGTV YouTube channel.  If you would like to be featured in our series, or recommend a business to showcase, please contact the Economic Development Office.  

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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.

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Small Business Resources

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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