Key West Local Partners
Career Source South Florida
Whether your business needs help recruiting specialized talent, hiring new team members, training existing employees, or all three, CareerSource Florida can help. Our team of business and economic development professionals can offer expertise, funding and resources – including labor market data – to help businesses succeed.
South Florida Regional Planning Council
Our Mission is to provide Regional Leadership and Planning on the many issues facing South Florida. This includes working to diversify and grow South Florida's Economy and increase opportunities for our residents while protecting the environment and quality of life throughout the region. We are the Economic Development District for South Florida for the U.S. Department of Commerce. We are also designed by Florida Statute to mediate disputes between local governments.
Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU
FIU's College of Business and the Florida SBDC Network have joined forces to bring local companies a team of highly experienced business experts who offer confidential, no-cost consulting to entrepreneurs and business owners looking to grow. If you own a business with 3 or more employees, or are launching a scalable venture, we are ready to help you successfully navigate the obstacles that often hinder business growth.
Statewide/National Economic Development Partners
Florida Division of Corporations (SunBiz)
The Division of Corporations is the State of Florida's official business entity index and commercial activity website.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations
The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulations has all the information you need regarding business licensing for the state of Florida.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
DEO assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities.
Post job listings, search for qualified employees, analyze labor market information, and locate business services.
U.S. Economic Development Administration
The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States.