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Pasco Job Creation Incentive

Resource Type: Grant

County cash incentive aimed to promote the creation of high-wages jobs.

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Pasco County Expedited Permitting

Resource Type: Misc

Pasco County initiative to streamline governmental review and approval of building permits for new construction of office and industrial buildings.

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Penny for Pasco Workforce Training Grant

Resource Type: Workforce Development

Provides reimbursements for employee training for Pasco-based employees of tareget industry employers.

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MicroLoan Program

Resource Type: Loans

Small business loan program for Pasco businesses that are not able to access capital through traditional means.

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State

Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

Resource Type: Grant

Grant awarded for local public infrastructure and workforce training proposals that promote economic opportunity across the state.

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High Impact Performance Incentive (HIPI)

Resource Type: Grant

Grant incentivizing capital investment and job creation, exclusively available for major facilities in designated high-impact sectors, driving economic growth and development.

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Capital Investment Tax Credit

Resource Type: Tax Credit

Tax Credit for high-impact sectors that make a cumulative investment of at least $25 million and create a minimum of 100 new full-time jobs.

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Research and Development Tax Credit Program

Resource Type: Tax Credit

Corporate income tax credit for eligible businesses in targeted industries, supporting qualified research expenses in Florida, fostering innovation and technological advancement.

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Jobs for Veterans State Grant

Resource Type: Workforce Development

Empowers veterans, transitioning service members, and eligible spouses for meaningful careers, breaking down employment barriers through empathetic case management.

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Community Contribution Tax Credit Program

Resource Type: Tax Credit

Promotes affordable housing and job opportunities for low-income households through tax credits for donations to entities engaged in community development projects.

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Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus Refunds

Resource Type: Tax Refund

Incentive program driving job creation and capital investment in designated brownfield areas, offering tax refunds up to $2,500 per job created for eligible businesses.

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Semi-Conductor, Defense, and Space Technology Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Supporting technology-based firms investments in machinery and equipment. Eligible businesses, including those in semiconductor, defense, and space tech, can secure a two-year sales tax exemption permit for qualifying machinery and equipment.

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Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Available to qualifying businesses in manufacturing sectors, this program exempts sales tax on parts and accessories for industrial machinery and equipment, fostering economic growth.

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Research & Development Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Program available for purchases or lease of machinery and equipment used predominantly for research and development purposes (section 212.08(18), Florida Statutes).

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Machinery and Equipment Used in Production of Electrical or Steam Energy Sales Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Sales tax exemption on machinery and equipment for facilities generating electrical or steam energy, promoting cost-effective production for qualifying manufacturing activities in Florida.

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Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Sales Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Available for labor, parts, and equipment related to the repair and maintenance of qualified aircraft.

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Black Business Loan Program

Resource Type: Loans

Empowers black business enterprises with loans, loan guarantees, and investments through certified black business investment corporations, fostering success in the private sector.

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Defense Infrastructure Grant Program

Resource Type: Grant

Supports local infrastructure projects deemed to have a positive impact on the military value of installations within the state.

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Defense Reinvestment Grant Program

Resource Type: Grant

Supports community initiatives addressing military-related issues, focusing on protecting installations, diversifying defense-dependent communities, and developing plans for closed or realigned military installations.

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Experiential Learning Tax Credit

Resource Type: Workforce Development

Offers a corporate income/franchise tax credit for businesses with up to five apprentices, preapprentices, or student interns, supporting workforce development and skill-building initiatives.

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Fixed Wing Aircraft Sales Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Tax exemption for the sale or lease of a qualified aircraft or an aircraft having a maximum certified takeoff weight of more than 15,000 pounds and used by a “common carrier,” as defined in Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

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Florida Defense Support Task Force Grants

Resource Type: Grant

Department of Commerce contracts with the task force to address designated issues: economic research, joint planning, advocacy, school transition, job training for military spouses, and state promotion to military contractors.

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Florida Development Finance Corporation

Resource Type: Misc

Florida's special development financing authority, facilitating economic growth and job creation by providing businesses access to capital through strategic financings.

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Florida Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

For qualified purchases made by production companies for motion pictures, made‐for‐television motion pictures, television series, commercials, music videos or sound recordings are eligible.

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Florida Opportunity Fund

Resource Type: Small Business Venture Capital

Supports Florida's economic growth by investing in a diverse portfolio of seed and early-stage venture capital funds, fostering long-term capital appreciation.

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Florida Small Business Loan Program

Resource Type: Loans

The SSBCI 1.0 program enhances business growth and economic development by providing additional resources and capital. In Florida, funds support lending and the Florida Venture Capital Program.

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Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Resource Type: Loans

Offers short-term, interest-free working capital loans to bridge the gap between major catastrophes and securing longer-term recovery resources for businesses in Florida.

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Incumbent Worker Training

Resource Type: Workforce Development

12-month grant program funding continuing education and training for incumbent employees at existing Florida businesses, fostering skill development and adaptability.

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Microfinance Guarantee Program

Resource Type: Loans

This program stimulates access to credit for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Florida by providing guarantees to loans.

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Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Program

Resource Type: Workforce Development

State-funded initiative supporting the establishment, operation, or expansion of registered apprenticeship or preapprenticeship programs in various educational institutions.

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Quick Response Training

Resource Type: Workforce Development

State grant program providing funding for customized training to new or expanding businesses in targeted industries, enhancing workforce skills and competitiveness.

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Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund

Resource Type: Loans

Addresses the capital gap for businesses, offering long-term, high-funding loans at market rates statewide, fostering economic development and resiliency in Florida.

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Space Flight Activities Tax Expemptions

Resource Type: Tax Exemptions

Tax exemptions for space-related entities, covering orbital space facilities, vehicles, satellites, and associated properties, fostering growth in Florida's aerospace industry and space exploration endeavors.

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Space Florida

Resource Type: Misc

Space Florida, an independent district, drives the growth of a premier aerospace industry in the state through strategic financing, spaceport operations, research, workforce development, and education programs.

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Veterans Florida

Resource Type: Workforce Development

A comprehensive initiative aiding military veterans in transitioning to civilian life, offering grant reimbursement, career services, and entrepreneurship support to enhance veteran employment and business opportunities.

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Federal

Federal Bonding Program

Resource Type: Workforce Development

Provides employers liability protection for at-risk job hires by offering business insurance against theft, forgery, larceny, or embezzlement.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

Resource Type: Workforce Development

Allows employers to earn federal tax credits ($1,200 to $9,600) per employee when hiring from defined target groups, promoting diverse and inclusive workforce practices.

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