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  • Airport passengers can use Google Maps to quickly locate terminals, parking garages, gates, concessions, restrooms and other passenger conveniences.
  • Port Everglades won a national Award of Excellence from the American Association of Port Authorities for its communications plan to increase awareness of the Port’s expansion projects.
  • Broward County’s Convention Center’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification gave meeting planners a strong incentive to bring their business to Broward County.

A primary goal for Broward County in 2012 was to solidify local governments' commitment to a comprehensive strategy for small business development. The Business Opportunity Act of 2012 includes initiatives that promote small business growth, development and inclusion in County procurement.

Office of Economic and Small Business Development

A new outreach section was formed to encourage collaboration with the local business community. Numerous seminars, workshops and other educational opportunities were offered. A series of training classes on developing export/import business drew 64 participants from 34 companies.

The Airport Minority Advisory Council, in partnership with Broward County Aviation Department and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, conducted a forum that established powerful business connections between local small, minority and women-owned businesses and key decision makers on airport capital improvement and infrastructure projects, including prime contractors and consultants, project managers, procurement officers and others.

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