September 30, 2014


State Resources

| 4/1/2014

Enterprise Florida


Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is the public-private partnership representing the state’s government and business leaders that serves as Florida’s lead economic development organization. EFI’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy. To that end, EFI works collaboratively with a statewide network of regional and local economic development organizations to improve what is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best business climates and to create a more promising future for small business owners, entrepreneurs and their employees.

EFI, and particularly its Minority and Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Capital division, is committed to providing the tools and support to help these businesses have long-term growth and success in the Sunshine State. Some of the services EFI provides for small businesses include:


  • Export counseling
  • Mentoring and technical assistance
  • Facilitating access to investors
  • Easing barriers to capital
  • Services for high-tech startups
  • Export-related programs, including trade grants, trade missions and exhibitions, trade leads, export finance and others


CareerSource Florida

(850) 921-1119 • | (866) FLA-2345 •

CareerSource Florida is the statewide board of business and government leaders charged with setting policy for Florida’s workforce development network, which includes the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 career centers.

All of these workforce organizations and the professionals who work on their behalf are collectively known as the CareerSource Florida network. This network of career development professionals helps employers hire, train and keep the best employees, while providing job seekers and workers with services and resources to connect to employment and career advancement opportunities.

Learn more about how the CareerSource Florida network, working to cultivate a highly skilled workforce for Florida, can help your business find qualified candidates when you’re ready to hire by contacting a regional team member.

Visit to find your regional team and get more information about business services including:

CareerSource Florida

  • Access to local and state labor market data
  • Access to state and federal training grants that provide financial assistance to train current or newly hired employees
  • Resume reviews
  • Candidate screening
  • Management of recruiting events


Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

(850) 245-7105 •

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) promotes economic opportunities for all Floridians by formulating and implementing successful workforce, community, and economic development policies and strategies.

DEO’s mission is: (1) to increase Florida’s global competitiveness as a destination for business, capital, talent, innovation and entrepreneurship; (2) to promote Florida as the world destination choice for business and industry; and (3) to facilitate business development through delivery of world-class service.

Visit to learn more about:


  • Business growth and partnerships
  • Community planning and development
  • Job search resources
  • Labor market statistics
  • Reemployment assistance
  • Workforce board resources

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