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Upcoming Events

2015 Business Development Workshop
on Wednesday, Entrepreneurs invited to Business Development Workshop on April 25October 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". More...  

Discover What Broward County is Buying and Get Certified! Certified Broward County small businesses are needed to provide various products and services. Learn more and certify your business. 

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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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...

Business 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 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 master plan, summary and project details including economic impact and informative video are now available for review. More...   

Learn about the Workforce Investment Program this FridayNEW County Workforce Investment Program 
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the new "Broward County Workforce Investment Program" to encourage local economic development by increasing potential employment opportunities for the economically disadvantaged and hard-to-hire. This program applies to County-funded projects of at least $500,00 in annual payments. More...   

BidSync Updates
The Broward County Purchasing Division provides the following materials to assist businesses with using BidSync:  

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Broward 100 DUENDE Centennial Celebration...October 2-4
Broward 100 CelebrationIn honor of Broward County’s 100 birthday, the entire community is invited to participate in the grand finale celebration. A three-day event, DUENDE will include various activities "where the soul expresses emotion through the arts!" Events will feature various local and international performers such as Linda Eder, Jon Secada and Tito Puente, Jr. More... 


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