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Learn about the new Broward County Workforce Investment Program

New Broward County Workforce Investment Program 
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the new "Workforce Investment Program" to encourage local economic development. This program applies to County-funded projects with at least $500,000 in annual payments. More...       

Keep Calm and Register Now for the AMAC 2015 Conference

Registration Now Open for AMAC 2015 Airport Business Diversity Conference
The entire business community is invited to attend the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) 2015 Airport Business Diversity Conference, "Business Beyond the Beach: ELEVATING Global Business Opportunity". Scheduled to take place from June 12 through June 16 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, the conference is an official Broward 100 event and is sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in conjunction with the Office of Economic and Small Business Development. View registration news release.  Learn more...

Entrepreneurs invited to Business Development Workshop on April 252015 Business Development Workshop on Saturday, April 25
Join OESBD at the West Regional Library in Plantation for the second of four business development workshops in the 2015 series. The featured topic is "Building a Stellar Team and Prime Vendor EXPO". Contact us at 954-357-6400 for exhibitor information. More...  

New Business Development Training Program
OESBD has launched a new training program to provide support and assistance to area businesses. The training schedule includes topics such as "Completing Your Certification Application" and "You're Certified: Now What?" and sessions begin in February. Registration is required. More...    

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Celebrate Broward 100 as a Centennial BusinessBroward County Seeks 100-Year Old Businesses for Broward 100 Centennial Celebration
Will 2015 mark the 100th year in operation for your business? If so, your firm may be eligible to be recognized as a Centennial Business.  More...   Visit online

BidSync Updates
The Broward County Purchasing Division offers the following:


Free Low Flow Spray Valves for Broward Businesses
The Broward Water Partnership is offering free pre-rinse spray valves for qualifying Broward-based businesses. Commercial Kitchens can decrease water use by 30 to 70 percent, saving a business up to $1000 over a year. For more information, call 954-519-1222 or visit

Broward College Posts Forecast Opportunities
Broward College posts a six month forecast of upcoming solicitations with release dates online. Interested firms can visit the Supplier Relations and Diversity webpage and select "Forecast Opportunities" to view the PDF.

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

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