Business Development Division

“Advocating on behalf of Minority/Women Business”


Workshop Registration
Monthly educational workshops are FREE and are being held virtually. To RSVP for a workshop email Patrice McKay at

1. Community Partners Workshops
Will be held on a quarterly basis from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The months will be March, June, September and December.
Presenters and topics will change each quarter. To register, email with the number of attendees and your company name.

2. Certification Workshop
Every 2nd Monday of each month from 2:00 PM - 4:00 p.m.
Detailed information provided regarding the differences between Orange County and the City of Orlando’s certification requirements. All forms are discussed in depth along with the application to assist the business owners with submitting a completed package and gaining understanding of the MWBE certification process.

3. Good Faith Effort (GFE) Virtual Open Forum
Every 1st Monday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
Do you want to understand more about the requirements of GFE documentation? Is your GFE being found non-responsive? Are you familiar with the M/WBE Construction Goal? Are you familiar with the M/WBE Construction directive as of August 11, 2020? If you answered “Yes” or “No” to the questions posed, this may be the forum for you. See the attached flyer to RSVP.

4. How to Do Business with Orange County Workshop
Every third Monday of each month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Interested in doing business with Orange County? This workshop will provide you with a better understanding of contracting opportunities with the County. Representatives will be present from Business Development and other departments.

5. Bonding/Insurance and Financial Management Workshop
Offered twice per year (Fall and Spring) from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Orange County Business Development Division is pleased to offer the Bonding/Insurance and Financial Management workshop to address your concerns about the insurance requirements with Orange County Government, Bonding and Financial Management. We are pleased to have a representative from Orange County Risk Management Department, Florida Surety and A Financial representative (will vary) to address the issues and concerns you may have and to offer you solutions. To register, email: VaSantha “Tonya” Raysor at

6. FREE Financial Workshop
These workshops are offered periodically. For more information, e-mail VaSantha “Tonya” Raysor at

Contact Us

Business Development Division
Internal Operations Centre II, 2nd Floor
400 E South Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7317 
Fax: (407) 836-5477

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.

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