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City Resources

  • Flagler Avenue Business Association is an organization of business owners along Flagler Avenue, the main beachside street in New Smyrna Beach.
  • Canal Street Historic District is a not for profit merchants association founded to promote the local Canal Street, downtown area. It encompasses not only Canal Street, but any merchant in the Canal street area. 
  • Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst for community expansion, and has supported many causes to enhance economic growth.
  • Team Volusia is an organization that works to support business growth and recruit new business. Our clients are high-impact businesses both local and abroad as well as site selection consultants that represent these companies.

County Resources

  • Southeast Volusia Marketing Initiative Initiative Welcome to a very special corner of the world. Not only is Southeast Volusia closely aligned with neighboring Daytona Beach and Orlando, but it is even closer to Florida's legendary Space Coast. In fact, Volusia County anchors Central Florida's High Tech Corridor. Technology is right at home in Southeast Volusia, and Southeast Volusia is right at home in aviation, aerospace, and other tech-driven industries. In fact, over the past two years, capital investment by companies new to the area or expanding in Southeast Volusia has exceeded $200 million. So, if your company belongs to the future, it belongs in New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill, or Edgewater... where the yonder is a little bluer.
  • Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation is a public/private not-for-profit corporation, founded in late 2010 whose primary mission is to market and recruit business from outside the area to Volusia County. An autonomous entity, the organization is a valuable part of the economic development delivery system and works in partnership with state and county agencies, municipalities, chambers and other resource partners to achieve county-wide economic development goals for Volusia County.
  • The Center for Business Excellence is the premier organization for employment and training solutions to the businesses and workforce of Volusia and Flagler Counties.
  • Daytona State College Center for Business and Industry was created to address the learning requirements of a broad spectrum of people and professionals. The Center helps individuals and organizations reach their highest potential offering programs designed with both the individual and the company in mind.
  • Florida SBDC at Daytona State College is paid by the U.S. Small Business Administration and State of Florida to provide no-cost business assistance, research resources and skills training to Volusia County businesses. 
  • Volusia County Department of Economic Development Their mission statement is to “generate the sustained economic development of the county by encouraging new investment, and creation of value-added full-time employment, while maintaining the area’s abundant natural and man-made resources.
  • Volusia Manufacturers Association The only trade association for manufacturers in Volusia and Flagler counties, Florida for Daytona Beach manufacturing, and its surrounding areas. Founded by Manufacturers for Manufacturers in 1980, this vibrant manufacturing community is located in the dynamic Daytona Beach area with its beautiful beaches and its diverse activities from the NASCAR - Daytona 500 and Bike Week at the Daytona Beach International Speedway, to the home of the LPGA, Daytona Cubs, and the summer home of the London Symphony Orchestra.

State Resources

  • Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco is responsible for licensing the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries, for collection and auditing of taxes and fees paid by the licensees, and for enforcing laws and regulations of the alcoholic beverage and tobacco industries.
  • Division of Hotels and Restaurants (DHR) licenses, inspects, and regulates public lodging, and food service establishments. They also license and regulate elevators, escalators and other vertical conveyance devices.
  • Enterprise Florida Inc is a public-private partnership serving as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development.
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities.
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), any business that affects the environment of Florida will more than likely be required to account for its impact. Issues such as surface and groundwater quality, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste disposal, and natural resource habitat protection are just a few of the environmental concerns for which businesses are held accountable. The DEP is the lead agency in protecting our air, water, and land.
  • Florida Department of Revenue (FDR) goal is to dramatically increase the availability of information and services to taxpayers. Their website is full of valuable information about property and taxes.
  • The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) whose mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.
  • CareerSource Flagler/Volusia and its partners at the Department of Economic Opportunity and the state’s 24 Regional Workforce Boards are working collaboratively to develop and deliver a globally competitive workforce that meets current and future needs of Florida businesses.

National Resources

  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Assistance is to ensure a level playing field and foster equal opportunity for firms owned and operated by disadvantaged individuals on USDOT-assisted contracts and procurement.
  • Internal Revenue Service, at the Federal level, each employer needs to establish an Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, which is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. This is a free service offered by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • International Gold Key Initiative, the U.S. Commercial Service arranges business meetings with pre-screened contacts representatives, distributors, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners for international business.
  • Procurement Technical Assistance, electronic links to a wide variety of federal, state, and local government contacts for business decision makers who want to learn more about selling their products or services to the government.
  • Service Corps of Retired Executives, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide.
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, preserve free competitive enterprise, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.