Small business is everyone's business in Jacksonville, Fla. That's what we believe at the Office of Economic Development.  Jacksonville was recently ranked No. 3 in the nation as the 'Hottest Market for Small Business Vitality' by the American Business Journals.  Looking for the right place to relocate your small business and incentives to offset that move?  Now you have a great option - Jacksonville.

Business Assistance

Whether you are a startup operation or a growing and expanding business enterprise, you should consider Jacksonville. The Office of Economic Development partners with small business organizations that provide the necessary services for successful startup business ventures. These organizations are conveniently located to meet the needs of new business entrepreneurs. These partners will help you start and manage you new business venture by taking you through the key components of business startup. These value added resources are provided at only a fraction of the costs of the benefits they will provide. Click here to learn more about small business assistance programs and resources.

Small Business Incubator   

Touted as one of the leading incubator programs in North Florida, the Beaver Street Enterprise Center (BSEC) gives the small business owner the building blocks to grow their business and achieve their business goals. The business incubator offers for rent space ranging in size from 115 to 3,000 square feet. BSEC also has central conference and meeting facility space, entrepreneurial support groups, equity funding access, high speed internet connections and assistance with business planning. Having your small business located at the business incubator provides you with numerous opportunities to gain access to successful community leaders, monthly peer meetings to help you network with fellow entrepreneurs, marketing and financial strategic planning by professionals in your field and much more. To learn more about the BSCE click here www.bsecjax.com.

Financial Incentives that Support Small Business

The Office of Economic Development boasts many small business incentives not found in other similarly situated metropolitan areas. These incentives seek to encourage economic based jobs - those jobs that generate goods and services that are exported outside of the community to bring new dollars into the community, thereby expanding community wealth and prosperity. There are also programs to assist retail and service establishments within designated areas of the city.  For more information, call (904) 630-1858.