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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

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.

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 2023 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 FloridaCommerce.  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

Indian River County Community Development

City of Vero Beach Planning Department

City of Sebastian Community Development

City of Fellsmere Community Development

Town of Orchid Building Department

Town of Indian River Shores


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