Business Retention and Expansion

What Prevents Your Company from Growing?

Today, too many economic development organizations overlook an essential fact: The biggest opportunity for community growth doesn’t come from attracting new companies to relocate to your community – it comes from companies already working and living there, expanding. In fact, the average community generates up to 80% of net new jobs and capital investment from existing companies (ExecutivePulse, 2019).

That’s why Charlotte County Economic Development Office makes Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) a top priority. With 13,000 businesses (and growing), there are countless opportunities here to help open doors, expedite permits and regulatory approvals, provide data, address workforce challenges, form new connections and be a supportive partner in every way we can. Our office works with every size of company, from large corporations to mom and pop shops.

What prevents your business from growing? Let’s get together and start with that essential question. Our staff has decades of experience finding the right answers. We offer a team of economic development specialists with the expertise and resources to work for your company. There are no fees or charges for our services. Our work is an investment in Charlotte County.

How Can We Help Your Business Today?

  • Expedited permitting
  • Regulatory approvals
  • Applying for a grant
  • Workforce training
  • Workforce incentives
  • Business networking
  • Local and industry data
  • Brainstorm growth strategies

Data from the Charlotte County EDO was instrumental in winning a major grant from the state to support skilled workforce development. We are now one of the few counties in the country with a program to train aviation mechanics for FAA certification.

Businesses We Have Helped

Zypha Corporation

Zypha Corporation is based in the United Kingdom and maintains U.S. headquarters in Port Charlotte. The firm integrates desktop/data, connectivity and billing platforms to help companies improve communication with enhanced functionality, security and mobility.

Charlotte County EDO support: Site selection. Recruiting. Marketing. Community engagement. Networking (sales leads.)

Arcadia Aerospace Industries

Arcadia Aerospace provides NADCAP-certified testing of composite airframe components at its Punta Gorda facility. (NADCAP: National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) The company is trusted by leading aviation manufacturers and suppliers around the world.

Charlotte County EDO support: Site selection. Recruiting. Workforce training. Infrastructure incentives. Marketing. Community engagement. Networking (sales leads.)

“An effective retention and expansion program is based on accurate knowledge of the business community and constant communication. That knowledge can be helpful for growth plans and especially for entrepreneurial ventures.”
– International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Contact us today to find out how the Charlotte County EDO can support your business. (941) 764-4941