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Local Resources - Business Retention/Expansion

The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce can provide information and business intelligence data for new and expanding businesses.  Chamber staff has access to numerous sources of information, including our GIS-sourced website www.indianriversites.com

One-on-one counseling through SCORE and the Small Business Development Centers provides local companies, start-ups, and those new to the area ample information on establishing and operating a business in our area.  
WeVenture, based at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, also offers counseling and workshops for small business owners and start-ups, focusing on women-owned businesses.

Our office also partners with GROW-FL to provide entrepreneurs a portal to access local resources via the Virtual Entrepreneur Center website.  It connects local entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and local businesses who can provide services to small business owners and start-ups.  The local entrepreneurs who are featured on the site provide great info for those just starting out - how to overcome challenges and jump through hoops to launch your business.

As part of our Existing Industry activities, the Chamber recognizes local businesses for their contributions to our community through our Industry Appreciation Awards program, celebrating the success of our local businesses either through architectural enhancements or community involvement. A list of those who received awards at our 2022 event is available for download here., and enjoy a few photos from last year's event.  

Through CareerSource Research Coast, which serves as our local workforce board, our office has access to programs administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.  CareerSource offers many training programs for new and incumbent workers, as does Indian River State College.

The following local government offices can also provide other needed business information such as site plan review and permitting:

Indian River County Board of County Commissioners
772-226-1490

Indian River County Community Development
772-226-1259

City of Vero Beach Planning Department
772-978-4550

City of Sebastian Community Development
772-589-5330

City of Fellsmere Community Development
772-571-9077

Town of Orchid Building Department
772-581-2770

Town of Indian River Shores
772-231-1771


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