The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) provides additional direct assistance to Broward County businesses through our Corporate Services activities, which include:
Workforce Development & Education
The OESBD provides assistance to Broward County businesses and relocating companies and corporations by assisting in the coordination of activities and initiatives which support workforce development and education in Broward County.
Development Review and Permitting Assistance
The OESBD provides direct project assistance to businesses by assisting in coordination of the development review and permitting process. Coordinating with both County and municipal partners, the OESBD helps businesses navigate the permitting process and make the proper contacts to keep projects moving on time.
Disaster Recovery Assistance
Business Recovery Centers are focused on recovering clients from a disaster as quickly and seamlessly as possible so they can keep their business running. The OESBD also manages the Governor's Bridge Loan Program which provides low or no interest loans to Broward County businesses that have been adversely impacted by disasters. Broward County has not needed the Governor's Bridge Loan Program since 2005.