Business Resources

See below for information about starting and operating a business in Charlotte County.

Go to Website

Charlotte County Government

The official website of the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.

Go to Website

Punta Gorda Airport

Owned and operated by the Charlotte County Airport Authority, PGD is an important transportation and economic asset for the region, providing hundreds of onsite jobs, space for business and aviation tenants, and more than $1.275 billion in total economic output

Go to Website

City of Punta Gorda

The City of Punta Gorda is a Council-Manager form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the managerial experience of an administrator. City Council acts as the legislative branch and operates in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter. They are responsible for setting the policy in which the City Manager carries out through the City departments.

Go to Website

Powering Florida

Florida Power & Light Company is the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, serving more than 5 million customer accounts or an estimated 10 million+ people across the state of Florida.

Business Start up resources

Go to Website

Business Startup Guide

This guide provided by the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce contains valuable resources for those looking to start a business in Charlotte County.

Go to Website

SBA Small Business Resource Guide

The SBA's Small Business Resource Guide was created to provide you with valuable tools and connect you with resources that will empower you as you build upon your American dream of business ownership.

Go to Website

Small Business Administration

SBA support's America's small businesses. The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

Go to Website Veteran's Small Business Guide

The Best Grants, Loans and Training Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs in 2022.

Go to Website


The Florida Virtual Entrepreneurs Center promotes area entrepreneurs by publishing profile articles about them online complete with photos and links back to their website and social media accounts. To start, entrepreneurs can simply create a free profile on

Go to Website


GrowFL is Florida's only organization exclusively dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies, by providing their leaders with focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important.

Go to Website

Small Business Guide to Hiring Minors

Between April and July of 2022, over 2.5 million youth workers entered the U.S. workforce. This guide will help you decide whether or not hiring minors is the right move for your business and teach you the important considerations to make before taking on teen employees.

Area chambers of commerce

Go to Website

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., has been serving the businesses and residents of Charlotte County and our surrounding areas since 1925.

Go to Website

Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the local business climate, because we believe that, when your business succeeds, our community also prospers.

Go to Website

Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce

The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce is the community’s go-to resource for visitors, residents, and businesses!

Business partners