Orange County Government, Florida

Business Help

Key Economic Contacts

Starting A Business

Help for start-ups: UCF Technology Incubator.

Free training and counseling: National Entrepreneur Center.

Online Resource Library: Orange County Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business: The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund Florida.

Relocate A Business

Assistance with relocating your business to Orange County: Orlando Economic Development Commission.

Assistance with relocating your business to Florida: Enterprise Florida, Inc.

Assistance locating office, lab and manufacturing space: Central Florida Research Park.

For additional assistance to relocate your company to Orange County. Contact the Office of Economic Trade & Tourism Development at (407) 836-7326.

Small Business Loans

The State of Florida provides loans through the Economic Gardening Business Loan program. Apply on the Black Business Investment Fund web site which manages the program. You do not need to be a minority owned business to qualify.

The Small Business Administration participates in a number of loan programs designed for business owners who may have trouble qualifying for a traditional bank loan.

SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

To help revitalize business zones in designated corridors by improving the aesthetic appeal for shoppers and business owners, Orange County’s BANC Program (Business Assistance for Neighborhood Corridors) provides façade grants to small businesses.

In remembrance of four-year-old Orange County resident Lily Quintus, who was hit and killed by an out of control vehicle while attending pre-school, Orange County offers grants for Child Care Centers to protect against vehicle impacts to the installation of safety crash barriers.

Click here to view an informational brochure of the Vehicle Impact Protection Grant and Mayor Jacobs’ letter encouraging daycares to apply for the crash barrier grant.

Just For Biotech

Resources for the biotech and medical device industry: BioFlorida.

Comprehensive business assistance for Orlando biotech companies: bioOrlando.

High Tech And More

Find out if you qualify for additional business loans and assistance programs.

Resources for the digital media, arts and entertainment industry: Digital Media Alliance Florida.

Help developing Florida's high tech businesses: Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

Lake Nona and Innovation Way land resources: Tavistock Group.

Contact Us

Orange County Office of Economic Development
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: Economic Development
Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

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