If your business is in Broward County, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (the Alliance) has many benefits you can take advantage of for free. The Alliance’s mission is to attract businesses and talent to Broward County, and keep companies/talent here. They have several free services that may benefit your business.
- Permitting – are you re-locating your business or having construction that requires a permit? Broward County is one of the only counties nationwide with an initiative to streamline permits by standardizing the permit process among its 31 city members, moving the process online, and providing assistance to companies who are encountering permit issues. This is vitally important as construction is booming again. The Alliance provides a Platinum Concierge permit assistance program to help you if you are encountering issues with permits.
- Grants – there are a variety of grants available for companies who are based in Broward County or expanding here. A popular one is called the Incumbent Worker Training Grant (IWT). If you plan on spending money for training for employees, this grant can reimburse you 50% of many training costs up to $50,000. There is a simplified grant process you can obtain to see if you are eligible.
Other counties have similar assistance. ComRes is a member of the Alliance.