Top 3% Best City to Start a Small Business

2nd Fastest Growing City in the U.S.

Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

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North Port Economic Development Division

With a dedicated team of professionals, we strive to create a vibrant and prosperous business environment. Here are five key services we offer, tailored to meet the unique needs of our community:

Business Retention and Expansion

We work to highlight the competitive advantages of our region, such as infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available incentives. We also focus on retaining existing businesses by providing support, resources, and tailored assistance to help them expand and overcome challenges.

Entrepreneurial Support

We offer comprehensive assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. From business planning to accessing funding and capital, we provide guidance, mentorship, and help navigate regulatory requirements to foster a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Workforce Development

We recognize the critical role of a skilled workforce. To address this, we collaborate with educational institutions, training centers, and workforce development agencies. Together, we identify skill gaps, facilitate training programs, and create partnerships between employers and potential employees, ensuring our region has the talent needed for success.

Market Research

We conduct in-depth research and analysis to identify market trends, industry opportunities, and potential areas for growth. By gathering data on demographics, economic indicators, and industry clusters, we inform strategic decision-making, attract targeted investments, and develop tailored development plans for our region's economic prosperity.

Infrastructure and Site Development

We actively participate in infrastructure planning and development to support economic growth. We identify and prioritize infrastructure needs, such as transportation, utilities, and broadband access. Working with stakeholders, we attract funding, coordinate projects, and ensure the availability of suitable sites for businesses and industries to thrive.

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