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Charlotte County Economic Development Office (EDO)

Pro-Business. Connected. Ready to Invest.

The Charlotte County Economic Development Office (EDO) is a department within the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Its mission is to encourage the recruitment of diversified industry to the county, to create high skill, high wage jobs, and to help diversify the economy and tax base.

In fulfilling this mission, the EDO is involved in a myriad of activities such as business recruitment, expansion and retention, demographic and market data support to the community and prospective businesses, and disseminating important publications.

From the top down, our work is driven by a connected, collaborative business network. This pro-business community believes the sky is the limit, and you’ll see that in everything from a friendly welcome to fast-track approvals and expedited permitting.


Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA)

The Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority was established in 2006 to foster and encourage industrial and business development in Charlotte County through the use of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRBs).

Enterprise Charlotte Economic Council, Inc. (ECEC)

Enterprise Charlotte Economic Council, Inc., called the ECEC, is a non-profit 501(c)6 investor driven organization which was established to partner with the Charlotte County Economic Development Office in recruiting diversified industry to Charlotte County, provide private sector support to EDO initiatives and to provide a funding vehicle for businesses to invest in the long-term vitality of Charlotte County. The ECEC is governed by a Board of Directors and meets on a monthly basis.

Enterprise Charlotte Foundation Inc.

The Enterprise Charlotte Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization which was established to provide a funding vehicle to perform educational and scientific work in support of the Charlotte County Economic Development Office.

Enterprise Florida, Inc.

Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a not-for-profit partnership between businesses and government leaders and the principal economic development organization for the State of Florida.

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May 19, 2017 - USDA advised that 8 counties in Florida were designated as primary disaster areas due to drought: Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola, and Polk. Additional counties in the link below… more 
Charlotte, North Port among fastestgrowing areas in US
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Entrepreneurs awarded VenturePitch SWFL cash
April 03, 2017 - By GARY ROBERTS STAFF WRITER PUNTA GORDA — Two business startups split $55,000 in equity investment at the first-ever VenturePitch SWFL competition in Charlotte County. BooqSmart, which promotes itself as… more