Learn about FLVEC Partner City of Deltona Economic Development:
1) In what ways does the City of Deltona Economic Development Office help business owners?
The City of Deltona has a Business Expansion & Retention Program that provides multiple assets for existing businesses. These programs include opportunities for training, hiring, networking and exposure. For example, the City hosts SCORE workshops held at City Hall. These workshops are free and offer multiple topics which can assist those wanting to start a business and those that have been in business for many years. The City also provides space for SCORE's mentors and the Small Business Development Center's consultants to meet one-on-one with business owners.
Specialized training is available from Daytona State College and Bethune-Cookman University at their Deltona campuses. Small companies may not be current when it comes to bringing-on new employees so the City works with CareerSource Flagler/Volusia and can schedule meetings to assist with employee training and in offering potential job candidates. For networking, the City maintains memberships in the Deltona Business Alliance, the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce. These organizations boost networking and community exposure for business located in Deltona.
The City of Deltona also has it's own television station called Deltona Television. This resource offers multilpe programs of interest and information to the business community, such as the economic development program "Dollars & Sense."
2) Why is it important for business owners to take the time to contact the City of Deltona Economic Development Office?
There are hundreds of businesses in the City of Deltona and the City's Economic Development staff wants to help every business. It's imperative that a business with specific needs reach out to the City's Economic Development staff so that attention and assistance can be provided in a timely manner.
3) Which types of businesses does the City of Deltona Economic Development Office help?
The City does not set limits on the types of businesses that can obtain the City's assistance. Proprietorships or corporations, large, medium, and small are all welcome.
4) What are some things the City of Deltona Economic Development Office hears from business onwers that other business owners should know about?
The Office of Economic Development often acts as a guidepost for businesses. Business owners may not know which department in the City to contact regarding an issue or opportunity. Opportunities may be in the form of business training, introductions to other businesses, introductions to agencies that can provide opportunities for business growth, and many other examples.
5) Is there a cost for business owners to use the City of Deltona Economic Development Office and its services / resources?
None of the items mentioned in this profile carry a cost to the business community.