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Charlotte County Economic Development


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We provide business recruitment, expansion and retention, demographic and market data support to the community and prospective businesses.


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Suncoast Technology Forum

Our mission is to create a technology-rich community, support technology entrepreneurship, and connect technology professionals with appropriate resources in the Florida Suncoast region.

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance

The mission of the Alliance is to be a marketing engine representing the five-county region comprising Southwest Florida to attract businesses to the region. The Alliance serves as a non-parochial economic development coordinator to site selectors, real estate consultants and targeted companies, working in collaboration with the local economic development organizations.

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

Chamber membership gives a clear message to your customers that you are a reputable company to do business with and that you fully participate in the local business community. Each member receives a beautiful membership plaque to proudly display at your place of work.

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

PoweringFlorida | Small Business Tool

PoweringFlorida combines the power of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) workforce data in one easy-to-use application to help you quickly explore and compare Florida’s communities; gain a broad understanding of the labor force statistics, consumer spending, geography, demography and other important data; and identify and evaluate all available sites and buildings in each community.

Port Charlotte SCORE

We provide free, confidential business advice tailored to meet the needs of your small business, both start-up and existing entrepreneurs.

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.

CareerSource Southwest Florida

We specialize in talent. The CareerSource Florida network of career development professionals works directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.

Englewood Incubation Center

The role of the Englewood Incubation Center is to offer opportunities to individuals who have a vision and need some place or some organization to make that vision a reality. This will be accomplished by both working closely with the educational systems and those young students who require someone to help them connect their specific skill sets with the commercial world.

Englewood Chamber of Commerce

As a Chamber member you'll receive a listing in our Member Directory, have the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking events, be listed in our newsletters along with other marketing distributions and much more.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Prospera

We specialize in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.

Port Charlotte SCORE

We provide free, confidential business advice tailored to meet the needs of your small business, both start-up and existing entrepreneurs.

Englewood Incubation Center

The role of the Englewood Incubation Center is to offer opportunities to individuals who have a vision and need some place or some organization to make that vision a reality. This will be accomplished by both working closely with the educational systems and those young students who require someone to help them connect their specific skill sets with the commercial world.

Formation Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to forming your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea stage. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Suncoast Technology Forum

Our mission is to create a technology-rich community, support technology entrepreneurship, and connect technology professionals with appropriate resources in the Florida Suncoast region.

PoweringFlorida | Small Business Tool

PoweringFlorida combines the power of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) workforce data in one easy-to-use application to help you quickly explore and compare Florida’s communities; gain a broad understanding of the labor force statistics, consumer spending, geography, demography and other important data; and identify and evaluate all available sites and buildings in each community.

Launching Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to launching your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea and Formation stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Florida Venture Forum

The Florida Venture Forum is a statewide member organization that helps entrepreneurs obtain funding through education, strategic partnering and effective networking. The Forum's educational programs provide in-depth information on topics such as raising debt and equity capital, human resources, finance, management, term sheet negotiation, valuations, marketing and R&D.

Florida Division of Corporations | Sunbiz

Our activities include a variety of business entity filings, trade and service mark registrations, federal lien recordings, judgment lien filings, uniform commercial code financing statements, fictitious name registrations, notary commissions, and cable and video service franchises.

Growing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to growing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, and Launching stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

Chamber membership gives a clear message to your customers that you are a reputable company to do business with and that you fully participate in the local business community. Each member receives a beautiful membership plaque to proudly display at your place of work.

GrowFL

We provide strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring. We help companies overcome obstacles to growth and lead them towards prosperity.

CareerSource Southwest Florida

We specialize in talent. The CareerSource Florida network of career development professionals works directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.

Englewood Chamber of Commerce

As a Chamber member you'll receive a listing in our Member Directory, have the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking events, be listed in our newsletters along with other marketing distributions and much more.

Optimizing Stage

We’ve selected the agencies below as being important to optimizing your business; however, you should still review agencies categorized for the Idea, Formation, Launching, and Growing stages. Agencies are categorized at the point of recommended introduction in the business cycle.

What do you need help with?

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance

The mission of the Alliance is to be a marketing engine representing the five-county region comprising Southwest Florida to attract businesses to the region. The Alliance serves as a non-parochial economic development coordinator to site selectors, real estate consultants and targeted companies, working in collaboration with the local economic development organizations.

Florida Economic Development Council

Since 1964, the Florida Economic Development Council has promoted economic development throughout the state of Florida. Today we are its primary resource for developing economic development professionals, issues education, networking, and recognition of excellence among members of the profession. 500+ professionals count on FEDC to educate, advocate, and connect on their behalf.

Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more.

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