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Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County


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Whether you are new to St. Lucie County or already established, the EDC stands ready to help you take your business to the next level.


Locations

Resource Agencies to Know:

All Stages

What do you need help with?

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is a local municipal or public power utility, and is owned by the citizens that we serve. FPUA’s mission is to provide our customers with economical, reliable, and friendly service in a continuous effort to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Treasure Coast SCORE

We offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. We also provide local workshops and events to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses.

Treasure Coast Research Park

We prepare shovel-ready sites; market the park to research decision makers; and recruit a network of service providers to meet the need for scientific, finance and legal resources.

Treasure Coast Builders Association

We are a professional association of over 500 member firms representing over 8,000 individuals. TCBA represents and protects the interests of the building industry in Florida's Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.

St. Lucie County Tax Collector Business Tax Receipts

A business tax receipt is required when you conduct business in St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie or the Village of St. Lucie. You will need one business tax receipt for each location from which you are operating your business and for each category of business you are conducting.

St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce

We offer exposure of your business through networking events, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and valuable marketing opportunities at no charge to the business. We also host events throughout the year which help with business to business marketing as well as business to consumer marketing.

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.

Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast

The Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast, Inc. (MIATC) is a not-for-profit trade association composed of members in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties who are dedicated to the promotion of pleasure boating and its related industries through education of our members and the boating public.

Indian River State College Virtual Incubator

We are an accessible collaboration space for use by entrepreneurs, business owners, inventors, professionals, telecommuters, students and independents. Enjoy professional space where you can copy, collate and work on your presentations and conduct business without being cramped on the kitchen table or in the spare bedroom.

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 Research Coast

Whether you are looking at hiring, retraining or retaining your staff, our experienced Business Services staff wants to provide you with customized and dedicated service at no cost.

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.

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 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.

Idea Stage

What do you need help with?

Treasure Coast SCORE

We offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. We also provide local workshops and events to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses.

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.

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?

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.

Indian River State College Virtual Incubator

We are an accessible collaboration space for use by entrepreneurs, business owners, inventors, professionals, telecommuters, students and independents. Enjoy professional space where you can copy, collate and work on your presentations and conduct business without being cramped on the kitchen table or in the spare bedroom.

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?

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) is a local municipal or public power utility, and is owned by the citizens that we serve. FPUA’s mission is to provide our customers with economical, reliable, and friendly service in a continuous effort to enhance the quality of life in our community.

St. Lucie County Tax Collector Business Tax Receipts

A business tax receipt is required when you conduct business in St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie or the Village of St. Lucie. You will need one business tax receipt for each location from which you are operating your business and for each category of business you are conducting.

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?

Treasure Coast Builders Association

We are a professional association of over 500 member firms representing over 8,000 individuals. TCBA represents and protects the interests of the building industry in Florida's Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.

St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce

We offer exposure of your business through networking events, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and valuable marketing opportunities at no charge to the business. We also host events throughout the year which help with business to business marketing as well as business to consumer marketing.

Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast

The Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast, Inc. (MIATC) is a not-for-profit trade association composed of members in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties who are dedicated to the promotion of pleasure boating and its related industries through education of our members and the boating public.

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 Research Coast

Whether you are looking at hiring, retraining or retaining your staff, our experienced Business Services staff wants to provide you with customized and dedicated service at no cost.

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.

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?

Treasure Coast Research Park

We prepare shovel-ready sites; market the park to research decision makers; and recruit a network of service providers to meet the need for scientific, finance and legal resources.

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.

Entrepreneurs to Know:

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Angela Agnew-Brazell
All About Building Business
Port Saint Lucie
Angela Brathwaite
Road Trip Potty
Fort Pierce
AniYa A
Freedom Entertainment Group Inc.
Port Saint Lucie
Bob Zatarain
OCULUS Surgical, Inc.
Port Saint Lucie
Chasity Chandler
Center for Sexual Health & Wellness LLC
Port Saint Lucie
Chris Morhardt & David Bernstein
Pharus Group
Port Saint Lucie
Christine Irizarry-Amoruso
Tradition Accounting and Bookkeeping
Port Saint Lucie
Dana Trabulsy
All Things Treasure Coast
Fort Pierce
Emily McHugh
CASAURI
Fort Pierce
Felix Nystrom
infoPresence
Port Saint Lucie
Gary Roberts
Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery
Fort Pierce
Jennifer Wiggins
Clear SEM Solutions
Port Saint Lucie
Jessica Fox
Florida Virtual Bookkeeper
Port Saint Lucie
Kenneth Van Hoff
The Business Impressionist
Port Saint Lucie
Lloyd Riley
Advanced Machine & Tool
Fort Pierce
Lowonna and Tracy Weathers
Bounce World
Fort Pierce
Maiga Auguste
GEMs of The Treasure Coast, Inc.
Port Saint Lucie
Mike Heisenberg
Expert Shutter Services
Port Saint Lucie
Mitchell Slater
Slater Strategies
Port Saint Lucie
Patricia Christensen, Maureen Saltzer & Jeannette Weiss
Solutions Partnership
Port Saint Lucie
Peggy Hines
Modern Day at Home
Fort Pierce
Plythe Freedman
Treasures of Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce
Ralph Giordano
Giordano's Floral Creations
Fort Pierce
Shannon Caldwell
UBU Brands
Port Saint Lucie
Skip and Sonia DuPree
The E.N.D. IT! Corporation
Fort Pierce
Susan Garman and Rita Polizzi
Swig of Color
Fort Pierce
Willie and Michael Lewis
Vandal Athletic Gear
Fort Pierce

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