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Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast


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Through our collective experience and relationships, we help businesses get regarded for the growth they bring to our region and link them to resources which facilitate that growth. Thanks to our generous, forward-thinking investors, our services are always complimentary.


Locations

Resource Agencies to Know:

All Stages

What do you need help with?

Groundswell Startups

Our goal is to help grow companies, provide access and introductions to funding sources, generate jobs, and help the Space Coast startup ecosystem realize its vast potential as one of the world’s most concentrated clusters of engineers and scientists.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

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.

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.
Networking

Florida Institute of Technology Office of Research

We support all faculty and student endeavors to explore innovative solutions to the nation's most challenging issues. As a national research university, over the past decade, Florida Tech has made major additions and improvements to facilities that enhance the research components of nearly all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education.
Business Development

Florida Medical Manufacturers Association

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is a state-wide association of medical device firms, that exists to unite, promote and grow our industry.
Business Development, Education & Training, Manufacturing, Networking

Florida Tech Research Park

We work with business to identify, facilitate and accelerate innovation so it can more rapidly be brought to market.
Business Development, Co-Working / Office Space

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Funding / Financial, Networking

FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes is a nonprofit that works with individual manufacturing companies, to deliver company-centric service with bottom-line results, designed to: help you expand your market opportunities; adopt best practices, advanced technologies and training, and make the best use of existing public and private state and national resources available to enhance and further your company's growth.
Manufacturing

Founders Forum

Our primary focus is to provide a forum where existing and new businesses can enhance their capabilities and broaden their network in order to successfully grow their companies.
Education & Training, Networking

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Manufacturing

National Entrepreneur Center

We provide a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than eight resident support organizations who can provide assistance.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Importing & Exporting

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.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Importing & Exporting

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.

Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

SCORE Space Coast

We provide professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Space Coast FabLab

Bring your ideas and inventions to life at our facility. FABLABs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access for individuals to tools for digital fabrication.
Education & Training, Maker space / Maker lab

Space Florida

As Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. We arrange financial incentives, relocation support, consulting, access to workforce, educational summits, conferences and other programs.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation, Education & Training

weVENTURE

Our services include start-up assistance and business planning, business coaching and training, mentoring, technical training, networking opportunities, conferences and workshops, referrals to other resources, and a professional network of contacts willing and ready to assist.
Business Counseling, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Networking

Melbourne Makerspace

A Makerspace, a place where people make things, also referred to as a Hackerspace, is a laboratory of sorts for people in the community who are interested in designing things, learning new stuff, and generally being creative! Makerspaces have a set of community-owned tools to share. Our space offers machine shop tools, woodworking tools, electronics equipment, and other fabrication devices. We host classes and events to help encourage people to learn and create. Many members join with the intention to work on individual projects and find that the members are able to share their insight on a variety of subjects and tools that otherwise would be out of reach to a typical hobbyist. It’s a great chance to meet other people who share an interest in making while expanding your own skills.
Education & Training, Maker space / Maker lab, Manufacturing

CareerSource Brevard

We will help your business with hiring, retention and training needs. We help in periods of growth or downsizing. We’re local, knowledgeable, most services are at no cost to you, and we are connected to a cross-Florida network of resources and information you may need.
Education & Training, Hiring

Central Florida International Trade Office

Whether you're looking to expand your business into Central Florida, searching for a local connection, or you are a local business looking to export, you have come to the right place! We can quickly connect you to the international trade resources you need throughout the Central Florida region!
Importing & Exporting

City of Cocoa Beach Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt (BTR) is a tax that is levied on each business, occupation, or profession for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, occupation, or profession within the city limits.
Business License, Taxes

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber markets your services and products to other businesses, area residents and community visitors. We also host a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. All Partners receive a complimentary listing on our website.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Accelerate Brevard

Linking entrepreneurs, innovators, academia and businesses with valuable resources to build the innovation ecosystem on Florida's Space Coast.
Networking

Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida

The Chamber is known for its outstanding events, programs, and networking functions. We connect you to opportunities and work to support a vibrant business community through networking, advocacy, education, and professional development.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

City of Palm Bay Business Tax Receipts

You must apply for a Business Tax Receipt when you operate a business or office in the City of Palm Bay. Business Tax Receipts are valid from October 1 of the current year through September 30 of the succeeding year.
Business License, Taxes

Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce

Your local Palm Bay Chamber is committed to providing our members with valuable information via workshops and educational opportunities.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

City of Rockledge Business Tax Receipts

Businesses operating in the City of Rockledge are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt, formerly known as an Occupational License. The purpose of the tax and the receipt is to insure the public welfare by overseeing all business transactions and operations.
Business License, Taxes

City of Titusville Business Tax Receipts

All businesses in the City must obtain a business tax receipt. Contact the City to ensure the proposed business location is within the City limits and is compatible with zoning and land use regulations.
Business License, Taxes

Titusville Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. We market your services and products to other business people, area residents and community visitors. Your Chamber membership gives you access to a variety of business resources: personal business assistance, educational seminars, and information to make quality business decisions.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

SBDC at Eastern Florida State College

We provide small business training and one on one counseling at no cost for small to medium sized businesses. We offer numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

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.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive. Chaired by presidents of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council drives progress in the region. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it. We envision a 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor region with a high-wage, high-value economy that leads the nation and world in technology invention and innovation.
Funding / Financial

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Florida Institute of Technology Office of Research

We support all faculty and student endeavors to explore innovative solutions to the nation's most challenging issues. As a national research university, over the past decade, Florida Tech has made major additions and improvements to facilities that enhance the research components of nearly all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education.
Business Development

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.
Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Importing & Exporting

SCORE Space Coast

We provide professional guidance and information, accessible to all, to maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training

Space Coast FabLab

Bring your ideas and inventions to life at our facility. FABLABs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access for individuals to tools for digital fabrication.
Education & Training, Maker space / Maker lab

Melbourne Makerspace

A Makerspace, a place where people make things, also referred to as a Hackerspace, is a laboratory of sorts for people in the community who are interested in designing things, learning new stuff, and generally being creative! Makerspaces have a set of community-owned tools to share. Our space offers machine shop tools, woodworking tools, electronics equipment, and other fabrication devices. We host classes and events to help encourage people to learn and create. Many members join with the intention to work on individual projects and find that the members are able to share their insight on a variety of subjects and tools that otherwise would be out of reach to a typical hobbyist. It’s a great chance to meet other people who share an interest in making while expanding your own skills.
Education & Training, Maker space / Maker lab, Manufacturing

Accelerate Brevard

Linking entrepreneurs, innovators, academia and businesses with valuable resources to build the innovation ecosystem on Florida's Space Coast.
Networking

SBDC at Eastern Florida State College

We provide small business training and one on one counseling at no cost for small to medium sized businesses. We offer numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting

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?

Groundswell Startups

Our goal is to help grow companies, provide access and introductions to funding sources, generate jobs, and help the Space Coast startup ecosystem realize its vast potential as one of the world’s most concentrated clusters of engineers and scientists.
Co-Working / Office Space, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Incubator / Accelerator, Networking

Florida Tech Research Park

We work with business to identify, facilitate and accelerate innovation so it can more rapidly be brought to market.
Business Development, Co-Working / Office Space

National Entrepreneur Center

We provide a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than eight resident support organizations who can provide assistance.
Business License, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Funding / Financial, Importing & Exporting

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.

Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

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 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.

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Funding / Financial, Networking

City of Cocoa Beach Business Tax Receipts

A Business Tax Receipt (BTR) is a tax that is levied on each business, occupation, or profession for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, occupation, or profession within the city limits.
Business License, Taxes

City of Palm Bay Business Tax Receipts

You must apply for a Business Tax Receipt when you operate a business or office in the City of Palm Bay. Business Tax Receipts are valid from October 1 of the current year through September 30 of the succeeding year.
Business License, Taxes

City of Rockledge Business Tax Receipts

Businesses operating in the City of Rockledge are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt, formerly known as an Occupational License. The purpose of the tax and the receipt is to insure the public welfare by overseeing all business transactions and operations.
Business License, Taxes

City of Titusville Business Tax Receipts

All businesses in the City must obtain a business tax receipt. Contact the City to ensure the proposed business location is within the City limits and is compatible with zoning and land use regulations.
Business License, Taxes

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?

Florida Medical Manufacturers Association

The Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) is a state-wide association of medical device firms, that exists to unite, promote and grow our industry.
Business Development, Education & Training, Manufacturing, Networking

FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes is a nonprofit that works with individual manufacturing companies, to deliver company-centric service with bottom-line results, designed to: help you expand your market opportunities; adopt best practices, advanced technologies and training, and make the best use of existing public and private state and national resources available to enhance and further your company's growth.
Manufacturing

Founders Forum

Our primary focus is to provide a forum where existing and new businesses can enhance their capabilities and broaden their network in order to successfully grow their companies.
Education & Training, Networking

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.
Awards & Recognition, Business Development, Business Plan, Coaching & Mentorship, Education & Training, Government Contracting, Importing & Exporting, Manufacturing

CareerSource Brevard

We will help your business with hiring, retention and training needs. We help in periods of growth or downsizing. We’re local, knowledgeable, most services are at no cost to you, and we are connected to a cross-Florida network of resources and information you may need.
Education & Training, Hiring

Central Florida International Trade Office

Whether you're looking to expand your business into Central Florida, searching for a local connection, or you are a local business looking to export, you have come to the right place! We can quickly connect you to the international trade resources you need throughout the Central Florida region!
Importing & Exporting

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber markets your services and products to other businesses, area residents and community visitors. We also host a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. All Partners receive a complimentary listing on our website.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida

The Chamber is known for its outstanding events, programs, and networking functions. We connect you to opportunities and work to support a vibrant business community through networking, advocacy, education, and professional development.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce

Your local Palm Bay Chamber is committed to providing our members with valuable information via workshops and educational opportunities.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

Titusville Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber hosts a variety of networking functions and programs where you will meet potential customers, community leaders and your business peers. We market your services and products to other business people, area residents and community visitors. Your Chamber membership gives you access to a variety of business resources: personal business assistance, educational seminars, and information to make quality business decisions.
Business Development, Education & Training, Networking

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?

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.
Networking

Space Florida

As Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. We arrange financial incentives, relocation support, consulting, access to workforce, educational summits, conferences and other programs.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation, Education & Training

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.
Available Buildings & Sites, Business Expansion and/or Relocation

Florida High Tech Corridor Council | The Corridor

A 23-county region spanning from Florida’s Sun Coast to Space Coast, The Corridor is a place where research and innovation thrive. Chaired by presidents of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF), the Florida High Tech Corridor Council drives progress in the region. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it. We envision a 23-county Florida High Tech Corridor region with a high-wage, high-value economy that leads the nation and world in technology invention and innovation.
Funding / Financial

Entrepreneurs to Know:

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Adria Carey Perez
Odyssa Media
Cocoa Beach
Alkesh Patel
Rudram Engineering, Inc.
Rockledge
AnnMarie Slater
Healing Time
Titusville
Avery Piantedosi
LOIS
Melbourne
Bill Davis
IM Solutions
Melbourne
Brad Truesdell
Tomahawk Robotics
Melbourne
Charles Berry
Total Care IT
Melbourne
Chris Peterson
Hell's Bay Boatworks
Titusville
Chris Sorensen
Sorensen Moving and Storage
Melbourne
Christian Valderrama
Freelance Software Development
Melbourne
Chuck Smith
Guardian Manufacturing, Inc.
Cocoa
Chuck and Sharon Green
Address N' Mail
Melbourne
Donald Beavers
Probability and Statistics, Inc.
Palm Bay
Doug and Tracee Baker
Explorer Multimedia, LLC
Cocoa Beach
Edgar Muñoz
Aeronyde Autonomous Aerial Systems
Melbourne
Frank Huston
TerraCom Direct
Melbourne
George Woodruff
Raider Outboards, Inc.
Titusville
Inga Young
8-koi
Melbourne
James Stern
Trinetics Group
Melbourne
Jason Petro
Up-Rev
Melbourne
Jean Paugh
All About You Travel Unlimited
Rockledge
Jim Frazier
Grimaldi Candy Company
Rockledge
Jiten "Jay" Chandiramani
Jaycon Systems
Melbourne
Joe Reilly
National Drug Screening, Inc.
Melbourne
Johan Axelsson
LeanSwift
Cocoa Beach
John Najjar
Joy’s Gourmet
Melbourne
Julie Song
Florida Business and Manufacturing Solutions, Inc.
Merritt Island
Ken Brace
Rapid Prototyping Services
Satellite Beach
Kim Brown
Boys Electrical Contractors
Melbourne
Kizzy Dominguez
K. Parks Consulting (KPC)
Melbourne
Lisa Smit
Brevard Equestrian Center
Grant
Marc Rippen
Alertgy
Melbourne
Mark Malek
Widerman Malek, PL
Melbourne
Michelle Crawford
Society+
Melbourne
Patrick and Lyuba Pearce
LightWing Studios, LLC
Titusville
Peter Dyson
Modus Operandi, Inc.
Melbourne
Robert Duerr
TechCEL LLC
Cocoa
Robert Green
Central Florida Cloud
Melbourne
Romann Chavannes
321 Kiteboarding & Watersports
Cocoa Beach
Sanjay Gopal
Sanvis Health
Indialantic
Scott Benjamin
Tank America
Melbourne
Scott Lewit
Structural Composites
Melbourne
Shannon Landin
Codecraft Works
Melbourne
Stefanie and Raymond Catania
Catania Enterprises
Melbourne
Stu Smith
CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning of Brevard County
Cocoa Beach
Travis Proctor
Artemis IT
Melbourne
Trey Huy
Jobear Contracting
Palm Bay
Valerie Forsyth
Epic Burrito
Cocoa Beach
Wendy Romeu
Alluvionic
Melbourne

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