Asian American Chamber of Commerce
The Asian American Chamber of Commerce mission is to provide leadership, support and encouragement to the Asian American business community of Greater Orlando so that their members may prosper and grow.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation.
Florida Export Finance Corporation
Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC) provides Florida businesses with information, technical and consulting assistance and financing for their export transactions. FEFC can guarantee a lender’s revolving line of credit up to $500,000, and even arrange much larger short and medium-term loans through the federal government as part of the Regional Export Promotion Program Participant (REPPP) of the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), Small Business Administration (SBA) export working capital loans guarantees and as an Enterprise Development Network loan originator of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) is the largest business-related organization representing the Hispanic community in Central Florida and has been an essential voice for nearly 20 years.
Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (EP) Business Development Team offers a full range of services to businesses looking to locate or expand in the Orlando area with a staff of business development experts who can assist in everything from site location analysis to evaluation of financial assistance.
National Entrepreneur Center
Founded in 2003, through the collaborative efforts of Walt Disney World, Orange County Government and The University of Central Florida, this “shared facility” and collaborative approach to small business development has attracted national attention for its financial efficiencies and the ability to leverage the resources and skills of each resident organization. Additionally, the center provides easy access to these business assistance organizations for local entrepreneurs. Since inception, the resident organizations have trained and counseled Central Florida businesses in record numbers, while creating nationally recognized business development programs. This innovative approach to economic development through small business, known as “Main Street Gardening,” has been instrumental in earning Central Florida recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine and Biz Journals newspapers, as one of the best places in America to start or grow a small business.
Orange County Government
Our mission is to serve the citizens of Orange County and our guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. We are committed to engaging our citizens in the decision making process in order to earn their trust and improve our quality of life.
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International and Executive Airports are managed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which is governed by a seven-member board; the mayor of the City of Orlando, the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, and five other members who are appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida, subject to confirmation by the senate.
Port Canaveral is a customer-friendly gateway to major consumer market and leisure destinations. Strategically located on the east coast of Central Florida, Port Canaveral offers cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deep water port with the benefits of an uncongested setting and relaxed attitude.
Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida's largest port by tonnage and land with more than 5,000 acres in the total port complex. Port Tampa Bay is also one of the most diverse ports in the Southeast, handling dry and liquid bulk, break-bulk, containers, automobiles, heavy lift and project cargo in addition to being a top ten cruise port in the U.S. The closest full service port to the Panama Canal, Port Tampa Bay also serves the highest concentration of distribution centers in Florida along the Tampa/Orlando I-4 corridor right in its backyard.
U.S. Commercial Service
An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) promotes the export of U.S.-origin commodities, services and technologies in foreign markets and defends U.S. commercial interests abroad. The US & FCS has offices in 84 foreign countries and 105 domestic locations, called U.S. Export Assistance Centers.
SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE believes that America succeeds through its spirit of entrepreneurship, through the success of small businesses like yours - driven by new ideas, hard work and the strong desire to succeed. SCORE is a non-profit organization of volunteers who have successfully set up and run small or large companies. Score is celebrating 50 years of mentoring small businesses in America.
Small Business Development Center
The Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida (FSBDC at UCF), is located in the National Entrepreneur Center inside the Orlando Fashion Square Mall and provides business seminars and free one-on-one business counseling for small business owners. The FSBDC at UCF serves an eight-county area that includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties, and maintains six sub-center offices in addition to the main office in Orlando. The FSBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program
The goal of the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP) and its community partners is to facilitate smarter, faster startup and growth of emerging companies so those companies will become financially successful, high growth companies in the community.