The Economic & Business Development Department's mission is to
support the economic strength and diversity of City of Miramar businesses through effective economic development strategies and programs.

Each week we compile information to help our local business community thrive, grow and prosper.

March 2, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. EST

Join Enterprise Florida's international representatives from around the globe for a new monthly interactive webinar series on doing business in their respective regions. This series will allow Florida exporters to learn about current or new export destinations, how to approach new distributors or partners, best practices to help you successfully expand into new markets, and cultural tips when conducting business around the world.

Register here | Contact: Madison Lawson | mlawson@enterpriseflorida.com
The U.S. - Caribbean Business Conference is geared towards the following industriesEnergy; Aviation; Safety & Security; Design & Construction; Transportation; ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) and Healthcare.
Are You a Plumber? We Need You!

Broward County is seeking firms that provide plumbing services for a series of utility improvements for the County's Water and Wastewater Services. 

NAICS Codes:
  • 221310- Water Supply and Irrigation Contractors
  • 237110- Water and Sewer Line Contractors
  • 238220- Plumbing Contractors 
If your firm or business provides any of these services, we need you to get certified as a County Business Enterprise (CBE)! Complete the application online at Broward.org/EconDev. If you are already certified and provide these services, great! Contact crotargetedoutreach@broward.org or call 954-357-7899 immediately to learn more. 

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) 
Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

The Broward OESBD has assigned small business goals to the projects below. These projects have not been posted for solicitation as yet. However, this is the time to get your business certified and prepared! Additionally, we encourage you to meet with project leads to understand the project scope before posted for solicitation.

Broward County Projects
Terminal 1 Concourse B and C Exterior Window Replacement
CBE Goal Requirement: 15%
Estimated Project Amount: $4,195,214

FY 2022 A/E Professional Services - MAP Funded (Surtax)
CBE Goal Requirement: 30%
Estimated Project Amount: $1,000,000

Enterprise Florida Trade Events
Trade Shows and Exhibitions

Participation in international trade shows provides opportunities for Florida companies to showcase their products and services. Enterprise Florida has secured space for companies to exhibit in the shows listed below and grants are available to help offset your exhibition costs in these trade shows. To learn more about upcoming EFI Trade Shows, click here.

February 28 - March 3, 2022 | Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Joseph Bell | jbell@enterpriseflorida.com

April 26 - 29, 2022 | Munich, Germany
Contact: Joseph Bell | jbell@enterpriseflorida.com

May 3 - 5, 2022 | Monterrey Mexico, Mexico
Contact: Madison Lawson | mlawson@enterpriseflorida.com

June 14 - 17, 2022 | Mexico City, Mexico
Contact: Madison Lawson | mlawson@enterpriseflorida.com

Meditech 2022 (New)
July 12 - 15, 2022 | Bogota, Colombia
Contact: Michael Schiffhauer | mschiffhauer@enterpriseflorida.com

July 18 - 22, 2022 | Hampshire, United Kingdom
Ingredients for Success!

Ingredients for Success is a grant and mentorship program which is awarding $150,000 to three entrepreneurs ($50,000 each). Grant winners will also receive the necessary resources and tools provided by the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) to drives sustainable growth and success.

To find out more, click here
Available Grants and/or Loans and Credit Program

 
County to Provide Loans
to Small Businesses and Non Profits 
In December, the County Commission approved their participation and funding for the Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Loan Fund. The County's funding will provide flexible, affordable capital up to $100,000 and free business support services to small businesses and nonprofits in Broward County to help them navigate and rebuild from the Covid-19 economic crisis. The loans are designed to reach the smallest of small businesses and those that have been historically underbanked, including those in rural areas and those owned by women, people of color, and immigrants. The fund will be administered by NDC on behalf of the County. Learn More!
NOTE: To be eligible for a SOAR Fund loan, a small business must meet the requirements. The pre-application should be completed and submitted by the owner of the business with the largest ownership interest, and all owners with more than 20% ownership will be required to attest to the information provided.
Florida Memorial University is offering a Certificate Program in Construction Trades. Click here to learn more about this program which aims to provide minorities within underserved populations, throughout urban communities with the skills and resources to obtain a career in Construction Trades.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the
following Caribbean outlets:

·         Aunt I’s Pembroke Pines - 10111 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
·         Junior's Barbers - 19551 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33169 
·         Rainbow Variety - 4124 NW 21st Street, Lauderhill, FL 33313
·         Reggae N Things - 7851 W. Sample Rd, Coral Springs, FL 33065
·         Sam’s W.I. Grocery - 3130 S. University Dr., Miramar, FL 33025
·         VP Records - 6022 SW 21st Street, Miramar, FL 33023

Miramar Businesses,
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Contact the Economic and Business Development Department at:
InfoEBD@miramarfl.gov or 954-883-5030