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.
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.
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.
Chambers of Commerce play an important role in the establishment, growth and development of small and medium businesses in any community. Check out some of our local chambers, and explore the resources they may offer your business.
Seminole County has resources available to businesses seeking to export their products or services overseas, including an active Foreign-Trade Zone.
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.
Disaster can strike anyone at any time, and businesses can be severely impacted. Take some time to make a plan and prepare your business in case of emergency. Encourage your employees to also be prepared. Here are some resources to help with that.