Economic Growth

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The City of Orlando is constantly seeking new ways to make doing business in and with the city easier, particularly for our small businesses.

Programs and initiatives that highlight economic growth in our city:

  • Permitting Express
    This is an initiative with a dedicated team to provide direction, guidance and advocacy for business owners, property owners, contractors and sub-contractors seeking permits for new and expanding small businesses.

    The ultimate goal of Permitting Express is to get small businesses through permitting as quickly as possible by removing barriers, simplifying the process and allowing our customers to build relationships and trust with a dedicated team who will be working on their project from start to finish.

  • Orlando Main Streets
    The city’s main street districts have received national and international acclaim. These unique districts have created vibrant neighborhood centers that offer a diverse array of local food and retail options.

    In the 10 years since we established the Orlando Main Streets,  more than 1,030 new businesses have opened, creating more than 6,300 full and part time jobs.

  • Incentive programs for small businesses