The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s Simplified, Nimble, Accelerated Permitting, or S.N.A.P. is an innovative program which challenged municipalities to rate themselves on their permitting processes. The EDC and its Development Council then identified what worked and what did not and developed best practices that streamlined the permitting process.
Municipalities, which offered input and feedback during SNAP development, then refined their own permitting processes to achieve these new, streamlined standards. In doing so, they earned a S.N.A.P. designation from the EDC.
The results have been outstanding. In the County’s largest city, Palm Bay, before S.N.A.P., it took 20 calendar days to grant a commercial building permit. After S.N.A.P., that figure was 6.03 calendar days, an improvement of 70 percent. In West Melbourne, the time for a commercial permit went from 10 days before S.N.A.P. to 5.92 days after, an improvement of 40 percent.
More than a great place to live, more than business friendly, the Space Coast is business ready. Whether you are a start-up or a Fortune 100 company, the Space Coast offers the right operating climate by combining efficient, streamlined permitting, low operating costs, aggressive and targeted incentives, and a coveted workforce – producing one of the very best site-location choices in the United States. Read more