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Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD)

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Phone: (954) 357-6400

OESBD is the lead agency for establishing and implementing the County's policy for economic development. OESBD's mission is to implement a full range of strategies designed to enhance Broward County's economy, resulting in job creation, business expansion, and continually improving the quality of life of Broward citizens. OESBD is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs Program. Learn more

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (GFLA)

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Phone: (954) 524-3113

Broward County's public/private partnership for economic development. GFLA focuses on creating, attracting, expanding and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in high value targeted industries, developing more vibrant communities, and improving the quality of life for our area’s citizens. GFLA is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs Program. Learn more

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce (GFLCC)

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Phone: (954) 462-6000

GFLCC, the largest and oldest business organization in Broward County, has a membership base of +1,250 companies, with +500,000 employees. GFLCC is committed to serving the business community and helping promote future economic growth and development in South Florida. GFLCC is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs Program. Learn more

CareerSource Broward (CSBD)

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Phone: (954) 677-5555

To meet the demand for skilled employees in all industries, CSBD helps businesses in Greater Fort Lauderdale find well-trained, highly qualified employees. CSBD can save businesses “Money – Energy – Time” by listing positions in Employ Florida Marketplace, pre-screening and interviewing applicants; and providing employers with labor market information. CSBD can identify specific financial incentives that may be available when certain job candidates are hired. CSBD is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs Program. Learn more

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS)

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Phone: (754) 321-0000

BCPS is the sixth-largest school district in the nation. The District is Florida’s first fully accredited school system with +270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students, representing 204 countries and 191 languages. BCPS operate three, fully accredited Technical Colleges, with credits that transfer toward an associate’s degree. Learn more

Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

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Phone: (954) 828-5903

The CRA works to eliminate slum and blight in our designated redevelopment areas through the implementation of each area’s redevelopment plan; fostering dynamic and vibrant commercial/residential environments; and expanding economic opportunities. When possible, the CRA will leverage resources by partnering with outside organizations. The CRA is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs program. Learn more

Broward | SCORE

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Phone: (954) 356-7263

SCORE is a network of +13,000 volunteers, representing +3,000 years of experience across 62 industries. Broward SCORE, founded in 1964, is one of the first chapters of SCORE. The mentors of Broward SCORE are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge, at no cost, to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success. Broward SCORE is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs program. Learn more

Enterprise Florida (EFI)

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Phone: (305) 808-3660

EFI is a public-private partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners. EFI is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs program. Learn more

Florida Small Business Development Center at FAU (Florida SBDC)

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Phone: (954) 762-5235

Florida SBDC in Fort Lauderdale serves aspiring and existing small businesses in Palm Beach and Broward Counties with no-cost consulting, low-cost training, and access to business data and research resources. In addition to its core services, the Florida SBDC also offers specialized services to qualifying companies, including capital access, market growth, government contracting, international trade, business continuation, cybersecurity, disaster planning and recovery, and more. Florida SBDC is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs Program. Learn more

Small Business Administration (SBA)

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Phone: (305) 536-5521

SBA is a federal government agency established to bolster and promote the economy by providing assistance to small businesses. One of the largest functions of the SBA is the provision of counseling to aid individuals trying to start and grow businesses. SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA is a partner to Fort Lauderdale BEAMs program. Learn more

City of Fort Lauderdale Business Engagement, Assistance & Mentorships (BEAMs)

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The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Economic and Community Investment Division (ECI) created BEAMs to support businesses at all levels, from start-up to successful growth and expansion. BEAMs received the 2018 Excellence in Economic Development Gold Award, in the category of Business Retention and Expansion. Learn more

Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

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Phone: 954-463-6574

The DDA is an independent taxing district established by the Florida State Legislature in 1965. Led by a seven-member appointed board of directors, the Fort Lauderdale DDA has spearheaded legacy projects over the past fifty years to ensure Downtown is and remains the urban center of Broward County. Collaborating with public and private stakeholders the DDA continues to serve as the agency responsible for coordinating and facilitating continued investment, community engagement, and consistent improvement in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Learn more

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City of Fort Lauderdale
Economic and Community Investment Division
954-828-5130
economicdevelopment@fortlauderdale.gov
700 NW 19th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311


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