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FLORIDA’S HEARTLAND

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY INCENTIVES

 

Rural Incentives

Florida encourages growth throughout the state by offering increased incentive awards and lower wage qualification thresholds in its rural counties. Additionally, a Rural Community Development Revolving Loan Fund and Rural Infrastructure Fund exist to meet the special needs that businesses encounter in rural counties.

 

Brownfield Incentives

Florida offers incentives to businesses that locate in brownfield sites, which are underutilized industrial or commercial sites due to actual or perceived environmental contamination. The Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus Refund is available to encourage Brownfield redevelopment and job creation. Approved applicants receive tax refunds of up to $2,500 for each job created.


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Recent News

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster
07/19/2018 | The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available
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07/18/2018 | On Wednesday, July 11, the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved the issuance of industrial
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New Manufacturer Locates in Highlands County
06/08/2018 | Diversified CPC International has signed a 25-year lease that includes almost four acres of land