Companies at every stage have financial needs and there are a number of business incentives available in Volusia County. A number of resources are listed below but please contact TVEDC for further information.
An angel investor generally wants less control of your company and a slower return on investment, however the criteria for investment are likely to be similar. Angel investor groups are great sources of private capital and frequently invest angel money into new companies.
Companies that cannot seek capital from more traditional sources due to size, assets and stage of development may turn to venture capital.
Funding provided for product development and initial 市场营销 (which means the company has key management, market research and a business plan in place).
Commercial Business Finance
provides working capital financing for small to medium sized companies. CBF finances approximately $ 60,000,000 in accounts receivable annually. Specializing in accounts receivable financing which allows them to provide lines of credit to companies that may not qualify for traditional bank financing. CBF bases their decision on the strength of the client's customers rather than past financials or credit profile.
SBA 504 Loan Program:
This Small Business Administration (SBA) approved loan program is designed to help owners of small and mid-size businesses purchase commercial real estate and is administered through the (SBDC) at Daytona State College.
Small Business Innovation 研究 (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR):
This is a three phased federal funding programs specifically for small businesses to perform R&D needed by the participating agencies.
Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRB):
这个程序是 administered through an Industrial Development Authority created by Volusia County and administered through its Economic Development Department. The bond can be used for the purpose of financing or refinancing expansion of two types of companies: manufacturers and non-profit organizations.
Enterprise Florida Bond Program
提供免税, low interest bond financing to qualified manufacturing and 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations through Florida Development Finance Corporation .
The Florida Growth Fund
manages $ 250 million of capital dedicated to prudent investment in technology and growth related businesses with significant presence in the State of Florida. The Florida Growth Fund will seek to enhance Florida's capacity for development, growth and innovation while simultaneously generating an attractive return for the Florida State 董事会 of Administration.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Matching Grant Program provides matching grants to companies located in the 23-county Corridor region; grants support industry-university research projects and SBIR / STTR awards in which one of the three participating universities is a partner (University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida).
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (The Corridor) is a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (普遍服务基金) and the University of Florida (UF) whose mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation in the region through partnerships that support research, 市场营销, workforce and entrepreneurship.
A partnership involving more than 25 local and regional Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and 14 state colleges, the Council is co-chaired by the presidents of UCF, 普遍服务基金, and UF and includes members representing the diverse sectors of the high tech industry.The unique partnership has resulted in a strategic approach to high tech economic development that involves matching funds research, workforce development and a 市场营销 program leveraging governmental, EDO and corporate budgets on a regional rather than local basis. The industries the Council has targeted for growth are: Agritechnology; 航空 & 航空航天; Digital Media / Interactive Entertainment; 金融服务; Information Technology; 生命科学 & 医疗技术; Microelectronics / Nanotechnology; 建模、仿真 & 培训; 光学 & 光子学; 而且,
Florida High Tech Corridor assets: