Florida is powered by small businesses. According to a recent report by the Florida Small Business Development Center, there are more than 2.5 million small businesses in the Sunshine State and nearly 88% of all employer businesses are small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
While there are many places that entrepreneurs and small business owners can land in Florida when they are looking to start a new venture, the Greater Daytona Region, which includes Volusia County offers some unique perks that are attracting more and more people every year.
You have a growing audience. Volusia County is one of the state’s fastest-growing areas. The Greater Daytona area becomes home to more and more families and young couples each year. These audiences tend to be very engaged in their community and want to support local businesses.
You have a growing retiree community. The retiree community continues to increase in the area because of the affordable home prices, excellent golfing, and slower pace of life.
You have tax perks. In Volusia County, you have no sales or use tax on co-generation of electricity or boiler fuels.
You have a huge tourist audience. According to the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Florida, Volusia County attracted more than 10 million tourists in 2018 alone. That represents 8% of Florida’s total tourism numbers.
You have Team Volusia. The Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation (TVEDC) works to develop strategic economic development activities and business recruitment initiatives to Volusia County, Florida.