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NEW! Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) for Trustee Services
The Broward County Housing Finance Authority (HFA) is accepting submissions from qualified firms to provide trustee services in relation to the Multifamily and Single-Family Mortgage Revenue Bond issues of the HFA. RLI submittals will be accepted until 5PM on Friday, September 18th. Access the RLI document and learn more... 

Upcoming Events

 Entrepreneurs2015 Business Development Workshop on Wednesday, October 7th  
Join OESBD at the Broward County Governmental Center in Fort Lauderdale for the final business development workshop in the 2015 series. The featured topic is "FY 16 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities". Come learn what the County is working on and potential work for your business directly from County staff. More...  

Broward County is Buying!

 Certified Broward County Small Businesses are needed to provide various products and services! Learn more...  

Third Annual Go SOLAR FestGo SOLAR Fest Scheduled for October 9 & 10
The third annual Go SOLAR & Renewable Energy Fest will be held at the Broward County Convention Center on Friday, October 9th from 10AM to 6PM and on Saturday, October 10th from 10AM to 4PM. Small businesses are encouraged to participate; small exhibitor space (100 sq. ft.) costs only $100. Additional opportunities to participate are also available. Pre-registration is required to exhibit, attend or sponsor. More... 

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

New Business Development Training Program
OESBD has launched a new training program to provide support and assistance to area businesses. The training schedule includes topics such as "Completing Your Certification Application" and "You're Certified: Now What?" and sessions continue through October. Registration is required. More...

In the News

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
Beginning July 1st, the Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT) is enhancing services offered to County businesses. Broward County businesses will now be able to file an application for a new Business Tax Receipt and change address information on an existing Business Tax Receipt online. More... 

Broward 100Broward County Seeks 100-Year Old Businesses or earlier to share the successes of businesses in our Celebration 
In honor of Broward County’s 100 birthday, we are looking to share the successes of businesses that have been in Broward since 1915 or earlier to share in our celebration.  Please contact Cindy Malin at 954-357-6993 or for information.

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Free Low Flow Spray Valves for Broward Businesses
The Broward Water Partnership is offering free pre-rinse spray valves for qualifying Broward-based businesses. Commercial Kitchens can decrease water use by 30 to 70 percent, saving a business up to $1000 over a year. For more information, call 954-519-1222 or visit

Broward College Posts Forecast Opportunities
Broward College posts a six month forecast of upcoming solicitations with release dates online. Interested firms can visit the Supplier Relations and Diversity webpage and select "Forecast Opportunities" to view the PDF.

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

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