The Business Development Board is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1982 as Palm Beach County’s official economic development organization. We work to attract and retain business investment through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade; and provide marketing support and business networking services through a paid membership organization that partially funds our economic development services.
The mission of The Broward Alliance is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diversified economy by promoting increased public/private sector collaboration; delivering business development initiatives focused on new investment and job growth; enhancing the competitiveness of Broward’s business climate; and driving regional initiatives.
Vision Council is a not-for-profit economic development organization serving the southernmost portion of Miami-Dade County in and around the cities of Homestead and Florida City. Their goals are twofold: (1) To attract new industries and businesses to the area, and (2) To encourage the growth and expansion of existing local businesses.
Founded in 1992, the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade, Inc (EDC) (formerly known as the Perrine-Cutler Ridge Council) is a local not-for-profit economic development corporation encouraging the kind of development that creates a better future for both business and residents. The Council’s primary objective is to support the expansion and retention of existing businesses, to increase the overall economic vitality of our communities, and to attract new, diversified businesses and employment to the area.
The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to work with and serve government, business, community stakeholders and downtown property owners to advocate, facilitate, plan and execute public/private implementation based on a shared vision and strategy for coordinated action that will strengthen downtown’s position as a livable city and regional center for commerce, culture & tourism.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is a sales and marketing organization. Its mission is to attract, encourage and induce all persons and organizations to visit Greater Miami and its Beaches for conventions, business and pleasure.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is the public-private partnership responsible for leading Florida’s statewide economic development efforts. The organization’s mission is to diversify Florida’s economy and create better paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries.
The Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust, Inc., a non-profit organization, was established in February 1999, and delegated the authority to govern, direct and implement the Enterprise Zone Strategic Plan and to create and expand business opportunities in the Enterprise Zone. The premise of the Enterprise Zone program is that conditions of poverty can be overcome and a market economy can be built through new investment in economic opportunities for people. As a result, the activities of the Trust are geared toward developing a strategic vision that lead to creating economic opportunities and build sustainable communities.