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Economic and Small Business Development

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Broward County CARES Act Grant Program

The County Commission is establishing a grant program using CARES Act funds for small businesses and non-profits in Broward County to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.  The Broward County CARES Act Small Business and Non-Profit Assistance Grant Program is designed to aid small businesses with 20 employees or less and non-profits with 25 employees or less. Learn More

Broward County Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) 




OCTOBER 1, 2020 THRU SEPTEMBER 30, 2023 (FY 2021-2023)

Broward County is proposing a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACD¬BE) Non-Car Rental Goal of 23.3% and a Car Rental Goal of 2% for federally funded Aviation Department contracts and projects. 

Due to the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) the goal methodology may be requested for review until November 14th. Broward County will accept comments on the ACDBE goal for 45 days from October 1st (until November 14th). 

Send all requests and comments to James Vose, Small Business Development Specialist, by e-mail, or by fax at 954-357-7776.

COVID-19 Business Success Stories

Our workshop on Surviving COVID-19: Success Stories for Businesses can be viewed on our Facebook page. During the workshop we shared strategies and practices that are proving to be successful for some business owners, which you may be able to adopt or tweak for your own success. View Speaker and Contact Information

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Virtual Office Hours and Visits

OESBD is Open for Business! In response to concerns about COVID-19, we now have virtual office hours Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5PM. 

If you wish to schedule a meeting or technical assistance, you can do so remotely by calling us at 954-357-6400.  The new remote meeting option requires access to Skype or Zoom.   

BizHelp Broward 

Visit for a wealth of business resources.


  • The OESBD Certified Firm Directories are available 24/7 online.
  • Prime Contractors are responsible for meeting project goal requirements and solicitation timelines.
  • CBEs are encouraged to ensure their information is accurate in the certified firm directories and in BidSync. It is the responsibility of the CBEs to make sure their contact information, NAICS Codes and certifications are accurate in the Small Business Directory.
OESBD: Supporting Your Growth
This video highlights Broward County from an economic development viewpoint and the programs and services of the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD).  As a small business-focused agency of local County government, OESBD promotes equal access to procurement opportunities for all enterprises and helps position businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to take advantage of local opportunities, and grow their businesses beyond Broward.