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The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)​ is hosting its first conference on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Broward County Convention Center. As the economic vitality of Broward County depends upon an increase in the number and variety of its businesses, OESBD continually strives to lead the County’s efforts in sustaining a strong and expansive contracting marketplace by encouraging the growth and development of South Florida and its business community. Learn more...

You're Invited to Learn About Exporting to South Africa - February 12th

Learn about exporting to South AfricaExplore the world's 25th largest economy and learn about export opportunities for your business during "Florida Export Opportunities: South Africa" on Friday, February 12th at Central Broward Regional Park. Learn more...  

Broward County is Looking for Landscapers-Technical Assistance Sessions Scheduled Landscaping firms wanted!
Landscapers and lawn care service providers are needed. Special FREE technical assistance sessions are scheduled this month to guide businesses through the process to access work with Broward County government.  Sessions will be held at the Broward County Governmental Center. Learn more...


The video recording of the "FY16 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities" workshop (held on October 7th) is now available for on demand viewing. Access the video online now.  
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Broward County Convention Center Expansion and Headquarters Hotel Project
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center project will expand the existing facility to become South Florida's premier 600,000 square foot, LEED EB Gold Certified, waterfront conference center. The project master plan and summary and additional information including economic impact and an informative video is available for review. More...

Keep Broward WorkingBroward County Workforce Investment Program
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the "Workforce Investment Program" to encourage local economic development. This program applies to County-funded projects with at least $500,000 in annual payments. More...

Broward Buying.jpgBroward County is Buying! OESBD is looking to recruit and certify new vendors for the County's small business programs. Increase your access to county procurements by certifying your existing business today. Do you provide any of the goods and services the County historically procures?  Learn more...

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Commissioners Approve Funds to Create Jobs and Expand Targeted Businesses
Broward County Commissioners have approved incentive funds that will create an estimated 725 high paying jobs and bring $150 million in capital investments. The approved funds act as an incentive to attract targeted businesses to Broward County or to encourage expansion of existing businesses.  More...    

SBA Offers Drought Assistance for Qualified Small Businesses
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for areas of South Florida, including Broward County, impacted by the current extreme drought as of July 7, 2015. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million with an interest rate of 4 percent for small businesses and 2.625 percent for private non-profit organizations of all sizes with terms up to 30 years. Completed loan applications can be filed until March 15, 2016. More...

Woman on ComputerBusiness Owners Can Now File Online for Tax Receipts
The Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT) has enhanced services offered to County businesses. Broward County businesses can file an application for a new Business Tax Receipt and change address information on an existing Business Tax Receipt online. More...



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Want to Serve? Consider a Broward County Board or Committee
Public participation is encouraged through appointments on boards, commissions, task forces and other Broward County entities. Various appointments are reserved for small business owners or professionals in specific fields including contractors. To view a list of Broward County Boards and Committees and current Board Vacancies, visit the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards website. Contact the County Boards Administrator for appointment information. 

Upcoming Business Events
To view a listing of upcoming events for the local business community, visit the Business Event Calendar.

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