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Connect Your Business to the World at FITCE - October 12-16
Florida International Trade Cultural Expo (FITCE)The inaugural Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE), designed to be South Florida's premier importing and exporting event, will be held from October 12 - 16, 2015 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale | Broward County Convention Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with international delegates, government officials, former presidents, heads of state, consulate generals, entrepreneurs, seasoned importers/exporters and more. FITCE will include international business matchmaking, educational panel discussions and workshops, business building opportunities. Register online (passes start at $45). Learn 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
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...   

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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...


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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.

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

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