Through connectivity to key resources, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast wants to ensure you have all the right connections and opportunities. Because for us, it’s all about opening doors and working together to create strategic partnerships to advance opportunity.
Let the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast introduce your company to key resources within the region, starting with the following resources.
As the voice for business, the Brevard County Chambers of Commerce advocate the views of the business community to decision-makers at all levels of government. These Chambers can help new, existing or expanding businesses develop strategies to tackle tough challenges, increase productivity and understand the ever-changing issues that impact business and our community. People look to the Brevard County Chambers of Commerce for reliable information and references about the best our community has to offer. Benefits of membership extend to customer referrals, business networking and other business-related activities and opportunities. Learn more about each individual Chamber by clicking on the links below:
Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
Melbourne Regional Chamber
Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce
Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Brevard County Government serves its over 500,000 residents by preserving the superior quality of life found on Florida’s Space Coast. The Home Rule Charter, granted by the Constitution of Florida, allows Brevard County to establish its own local laws and structure its government to be more responsive to the needs of the community.
The Florida SBDC is Florida’s provider of small business assistance, offering numerous resources, including sponsors seminars and workshops at no cost and fee-based courses and conferences that address a variety of topics, such as business start-up, basic management techniques, business planning, record keeping, specific industry issues, government contracting, international trade, marketing, social media and many others. The Florida SBDC at Eastern Florida State College has been actively serving Brevard County since 1990 as a sub center of the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida.
CareerSource Brevard is the regional authority on workforce development with state of the art career centers in Palm Bay, Rockledge and Titusville and a robust website that provides a wealth of workforce information and career services to hundreds of employers and jobseekers daily. Our work is demand driven and talent focused — inspired by the present and the future economic health of Brevard County and the people who live and work here.
The mission of Founders Forum is to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Founders Forum was established in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of entrepreneurs within Brevard County, Florida. Originally a forum where new businesses could meet with funding sources and potential investors, Founders Forum has evolved into an educational and networking organization where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of the regions’ most successful business leaders. The mission of Founders Forum is to serve the community by fostering the success of new and existing businesses, creating an environment where entrepreneurs are motivated, educated and encouraged to exchange ideas and information vital to business growth.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is an economic development initiative of three of the country’s largest research institutions: University of Central Florida, University of South Florida and University of Florida. Its mission is to grow high-tech industry and innovation – and the workforce to support it – in a 23-county region spanning the state. By facilitating collaborations between partners in academia, industry and economic development it creates communities with unlimited potential, facilitating innovation for businesses in Florida.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
EFI’s activities have championed Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation, created a renewed interest both nationally and internationally in Florida as a top state for business, and resulted in a significant number of new jobs and capital investments.
The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a web portal designed to provide a robust and easy-to-use tool for new and existing businesses looking for information and resources to grow their business. Funded by a grant from the Florida High Tech Corridor, this site is designed to easily locate local, regional, state, and global resources for starting, relocating or expanding a business.
Initially created in 2009 as a pilot program, GrowFL, at the University of Central Florida, is now a critical component to Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the state’s overall economic development strategy. GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy. GrowFL has helped over 1,000 companies create more than 4,000 new direct jobs statewide since 2009.
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