“For countless employers, Miramar takes every step to be the right city in the right place to help them open, grow and thrive in the South Florida economy.” – Anita Fain Taylor, Economic and Business Development Director
In the first six months of 2019, some 228 businesses decided to make the City of Miramar their home. Between October 2018 and July 2019, the city issued 6,498 new business, building, and other permits.
What did they all have in common? They discovered a city whose planning, permitting, and approval process is built for the speed of business.
“The numbers don’t lie: Miramar is on the move,” says Economic and Business Development Director Anita Taylor. “With every application, plan, and permit, we’ve created the teams and organizational structure to ensure new businesses are on track for success.”
From a business owner’s or relocation executive’s first call, to the day the business opens, here’s how Team Miramar is prepared to help …
- Dedicated members of our Community Development Concierge Team work closely with the client to fast-track the permitting process — from plan submission, to zoning oversight, to signage reviews and final approvals.
- The Economic and Business Development Team supports new businesses through collaboration with partner organizations offering business incentives, workforce development or other inducements.
- The Business Inclusion & Diversity (BID) Team offers innovative programs, training services, and developmental support to help small business grow.
- Specially trained teams — from Business Development to Planning & Zoning and Construction & Facilities Management — eliminate barriers for any business hoping to make Miramar its home.
The City of Miramar is not alone. Miramar partners with area organizations and associations to showcase the services and benefits that can be delivered. Key partners include the chamber of commerce, small business development programs, SCORE, the Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD), Enterprise Florida (the state’s economic development agency), and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.
As a conduit between employers and the workforce and business development partners, Miramar helps to ensure every possible job, training, or tax incentive is made available to the new or expanding business owner.
“The City of Miramar is a very strong partner in the work of economic development and in the promotion of Broward County as a location of choice for business,” says President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Bob Swindell.
Businesses in Miramar are right at home — and close to critical services. Nestled between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, they’re connected directly to South Florida’s major highways and thoroughfares. Six international airports and sea ports are less than an hour’s drive away.
“Whether you’re looking for a new regional or corporate headquarters, or your business is growing and needs new space, Miramar has the teams, processes, partnerships, and proximity to key facilities to orchestrate your success,” says Taylor.
Come work with us today!
Visit our website at: miramarfl.gov/191/Business-Resources