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Community Relations and Outreach

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) promotes its services and programs to residents and the entire business community through its Community Relations and Outreach (CRO) section. This section disseminates information and coordinates educational programs and special events with a special focus on supporting small and disadvantaged businesses.

Our community relations and outreach programs and services include:

  • Business Education Training
  • Business Development Workshops
  • Business Resources and Referrals
  • One-on-One Technical Assistance
  • Procurement / Vendor Profile Support
  • Speaker’s Bureau
  • Targeted Outreach
    • Contracting Opportunity Advocacy
    • Bid Matching
    • Promotion Assistance
    • Business Certification Recruitment
For inquiries about OESBD’s outreach activities, call 954-357-6400. All outreach activities are free and open to the public. We strongly encourage pre-registration and/or scheduling appointments with staff in advance.

External Community Relations and Outreach Services

Do you have upcoming subcontracting opportunities? Need help identifying small businesses for supplier/vendor outreach? We can help!

The CRO section is available to provide support to vendors for outreach efforts to potential small business concessionaires, consultants, contractors, service providers, suppliers and/or vendors. Support services are intended for current, upcoming or future opportunities that encourage small business participation with or without small business goals (CBE, SBE, DBE, ACDBE, Race-neutral, Federal SBE, etc.).

We can assist with coordinating outreach activities, such as special networking events, informational meetings and marketing promotions. Please contact us at 954-357-6400 or by email at

These services are available for various industries including:

  • Architecture and Engineering
  • Aviation
  • Concessions
  • Construction
  • Contract Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Port
  • Supplies
  • Technology
  • Transportation (Bus, Rail)
  • Travel and Tourism

Advance notice of at least 30 days prior to outreach activity is requested. Be sure to provide project title, scope of services and potential subcontracting opportunities with your request for outreach assistance.