Policies & Regulations

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) administers services and programs according to applicable local, state and/or Federal policies and regulations. As a recipient of Federal funding, Broward County must have a program that meets the requirements promulgated by the Federal government. Broward County maintains DBE and ACDBE Program Plans which further define the County's implementation of the Federal regulations governing U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant funding.

County

· Broward County Job Growth and Economic Development Incentives Act of 2011

· Broward County International Trade and Investment Policy Plan adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in 2006

· Broward County Business Opportunity Act of 2012

· Broward County Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Plan*

· Broward County Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program Plan*

 

*NOTE: The DBE and ACDBE Program Plans can be made available by contacting the Office of Economic and Small Business Development at 954-357-6400.

State

· Tax refund program for qualified target industry businesses (Florida Statute 288.106)

Federal

· Participation by Small Business Enterprises [United States Code, Title 23 – HIGHWAYS, Chapter 3 – General Provisions, Section 304 (23 U.S.C. 304)]

· Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex [United States Code, Title 23 – HIGHWAYS, Chapter 3 – General Provisions, Section 324 (23 U.S.C. 324)]

· Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Prohibition against exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits of, and discrimination under federally assisted programs on ground of race, color, or national origin [United States Code, Title 42 – THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE, Chapter 21 Civil Rights, Subchapter V – Federally Assisted Programs, 2000d (Title VI, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq.)]

· Project grant application approval conditioned on assurances about airport operations [United States Code, Title 49 – TRANSPORTATION, Chapter 471 – Airport Development, Subchapter I – Airport Improvement, Section 47107 (49 U.S.C. 47107)]

· Minority and disadvantaged business participation [United States Code, Title 49 – TRANSPORTATION, Chapter 471 – Airport Development, Subchapter I – Airport Improvement, Section 47113 (49 U.S.C. 47113)]

· Nondiscrimination [United States Code, Title 49 – TRANSPORTATION, Chapter 471 – Airport Development, Subchapter I – Airport Improvement, Section 47123 (49 U.S.C. 47123)] implemented under 49 CFR 26;

· General Powers [United States Code, Title 49 – TRANSPORTATION, Chapter 3 – General Duties and Powers, Subchapter II – Administrative, Section 322 (49 U.S.C. 322)]

· Executive Order 12138 – Creating a National Women’s Business Enterprise Policy and prescribing arrangements for developing, coordinating and implementing a national program for women’s business enterprise, implemented under 49 CFR 23 

· Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Financial Assistance Programs [Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 – Transportation, Subtitle A – Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Part 26 (49 CFR 26)]

· Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Airport Concessions [Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 – Transportation, Subtitle A – Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Part 23 (49 CFR 23)]