Orange County Government, Florida

Doing Business In
Orange County

National Entrepreneur Center

The National Entrepreneur Center provides a single location where small businesses can access a variety of business resources, technology, research tools and more than 11 resident support organizations. Learn more at National Entrepreneur.

Florida Economic
Gardening Institute

Florida Economic Gardening Institute provides services via the State of Florida’s Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Pilot Program, known as GrowFL. The Institute collaborates with statewide partners to support the growth of second-stage businesses through localized entrepreneurial ecosystems. Learn more at Grow Florida.

UCF Institute For Economic Competitiveness

The Institute for Economic Competitiveness strives to provide complete, accurate and timely national, state and regional forecasts and economic analyses. The IEC prepares a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the Florida economy and 12 metropolitan areas, as well as a comprehensive, quarterly forecast of the U.S. economy. Learn more at UCF's Institute for Economic Competitiveness.

UCF Venture Accelerator

The Venture Lab offers an array of business advisory services that are geared towards helping students, faculty, and entrepreneurs gain the business skills needed to commercialize research or launch a technology firm. Learn more at UCF's Venture Accelerator.

Black Business Investment Fund

The Black Business Investment Fund is a non-traditional lender that specializes in providing loans to minority and small businesses. Learn more at Black Business investment Fund.

CEO Nexus

CEO Nexus is a network of advanced entrepreneurs that aims to provide an integrated support and social system to advanced (growth, expansion and mature stage) entrepreneurs in the community with a focus on peer-to-peer and informal networking. Learn more at Rollins College Ceo Nexus.

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center's mission is to help entrepreneurs identify and access resources to aid and accelerate their success. Learn more at Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center.


Prospera is the leading Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization in Florida. Prospera specializes in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida. Learn more at the Prospera website.

Contact Us

Office of Economic Development
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.