Services

Through its services, EFI works to expand and diversify Florida's economy through job creation.

Business Location, Relocation & Expansion

In collaboration with 67 statewide economic development offices, community leaders, utility partners and other local affiliates, EFI accomplishes its mission of confidentially assisting companies with their location, relocation and expansion plans.

We provide site selection services, demographic information, incentive information and much more. EFI’s job creation efforts focus on a wide range of industry sectors, including life sciences, information technology, aviation & aerospace, defense & homeland security, financial & professional services, manufacturing, clean energy and beyond.

EFI helps companies locate, relocate or expand in Florida by:

  • Building and sites database
  • Comprehensive Florida business climate research
  • Providing detailed community profiles on Florida’s 67 diverse counties
  • Liaison with state agencies as needed
  • Site visit coordination with Florida communities
  • Central contact for companies working with multiple Florida communities
  • Identifying sites that match required criteria
  • Determining company’s eligibility for business incentives programs and assisting with applications
  • Coordinating financing programs and assistance
  • Facilitating permitting and offering regulatory assistance

Expand by Exporting

Florida is home to more than 58,000 exporters, the second highest number in the United States. In 2012, Florida companies exported more than $66.4 billion worth of goods – making it the sixth-largest exporting state in the country – and more than $36 billion worth of services were sold to companies in more than 200 countries around the world. International trade is big business in the state and EFI knows what it takes to make it happen.

EFI assists Florida businesses in expanding into the international marketplace by:

Minority and Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Capital Support

Business entrepreneurs start the companies, create the jobs and generate the ideas that grow economies. Moreover, an entrepreneurial spirit helps companies of all sizes stay innovative and globally competitive. In Florida, that spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well. The state is home to more than two million small businesses.

The Minority and Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Capital (MASBEC) division of Enterprise Florida was established to improve the economic, business and regulatory climate in Florida for minority, small business and entrepreneurial firms. MASBEC’s objective is to provide critical resources and support to these entities directly and in collaboration with strategic partners throughout the state.

EFI assists small and minority businesses and entrepreneurs by:

  • Assisting with access to University Technology Transfer Offices, Incubators and Accelerators
  • Providing information and direction to business owners seeking financing
  • Providing information to help small businesses grow and prosper
  • Acting as a clearinghouse for state-level business incentives and programs supporting job growth
  • Promoting international trade development events benefiting Florida’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
  • Facilitating access to Small Business Administration export finance services for EFI SME export clients