Charlotte County Economic Development Office (EDO)
The Charlotte County Economic Development Office (EDO) is a department within the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Its mission is to encourage the recruitment of diversified industry to the county, to create high skill, high wage jobs, and to help diversify the economy and tax base. In fulfilling its mission, the EDO is involved in a myriad of activities such as business recruitment, expansion and retention, demographic and market data support to the community and prospective businesses and disseminating important publications.
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- Business Type:
- Service provider
- Industry Type:
- Publishing / Media / Marketing
- Market Focus:
- Internationally (various countries)
The Charlotte County Economic Development Office (EDO) helps companies such as yours to obtain financing by connecting them with local, state, and regional resources.
No matter the size of your company, our EDO staff works with each individual request and case to steer the company to the most appropriate resource that will positively affect your financial operations.
Charlotte County Business Incentives
The Charlotte County Economic Development Incentive Program was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners to advance the mission of the County's Economic Development Office. This program was specifically created to:
- Produce high-wage value added jobs
- Reduce the tax burden on residential properties by increasing non-residential tax revenues
- Reduce the impact of economic downturns by diversifying the local economy
The core of the Program is based upon two vehicles—incentives for job creation and incentives for capital investment. A business that produces at least ten “Quality Jobs” and meets program requirements is eligible to participate. Program participants are eligible to receive both employment and capital incentives following approval of their Program Application and Agreement.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
This program can be used to provide incentives to qualified applicants for job creation, capital investment or to offset infrastructure improvement costs.
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
Property Tax Exemptions may be available for up to 100% of your ad valorem and tangible personal property tax assessment for up to 10 years.
TAXABLE NON-RECOURSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BONDS
Finance many kinds of businesses.
TAX-EXEMPT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS (IDRBs)
Provides tax-exempt debt obligations issued by public corporations to support manufacturing, processing, and utility type economic development projects. The Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority issues these bonds in Charlotte County.
To make the search for industrial real estate easier, we’ve already done some work for you. The Charlotte County Certified Sites Program contains an inventory of industrial sites that have undergone a rigorous qualification process to ensure they meet a consistent set of standards. A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically recertified in order to ensure accurate, reliable data.
Our Site Certification Program puts your site in the best possible position to attract new business and industry. Certified sites ensure that the most time-consuming technical and regulatory aspects of development are already complete.
The certification gives your site a competitive edge by making it more attractive to companies and site-selection consultants looking for locations for business startups, expansions or relocations.
Required criteria include:
- Deed or Proof of Ownership
- Location Map
- Title Search
- Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
- Preliminary Wetlands identification
- Listed/Endangered Species report
- Geotechnical data
- Flood Zone information
- Road access
- Certification of Zoning
- Water and Sewer service availability