The Office of Economic Development
The City of Boca Raton recognizes the importance of supporting the corporate community and facilitating economic development programs to create and maintain economic sustainability.
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In 2010, an Economic Development Fund was created and funded. One of the primary uses of the fund is to provide incentives for companies seeking to relocate or expand within the City. Based on the criteria listed in the Economic Development Incentive Policy, the City can consider providing financial incentives based on the:
- Number of jobs created and/or retained
- Average annual salaries of jobs created and/or retained
- Capital investment in the community
These financial incentives include local matches for state economic development programs, grants and/or loans and subsidized leases. The incentive programs are for companies that are primarily corporate or regional headquarters. They are not intended for retail operations, restaurants, or similar businesses.
Under this policy, the City can also provide non-financial incentives such as:
- Business to Business Introductions
- Corporate Conference and Event Consulting
- Professional Networking
- Expedited Permitting
- Ground-Breaking Ceremonies
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