Work Here. Grow Here.

Economic development statistics show that the most successful and properous communities are those who invest in their existing industry, from the mom and pop store to the international manufacturer.  Also known as economic gardening, this concept focuses on a grow from within strategy.  Why is this important?  Long-term relationships with our existing industry are essential to Nassau County, Florida's economic health and to the community in which it calls home.

Economic gardening concentrates on strategic growth opportunities, such as new market development.  The Nassau County Economic Development Board has the resources to help businesses identify obstacles for growth, and to help local industry redefine business models, access business intelligence data and explore exporting avenues.

The tools for success

The Nassau County Economic Development Board serves as a facilitator and resource to existing Nassau County businesses and to those who want to call Nassau County home.

We work with each business to help them find the tools and resources specific to their individual needs.  We want our local businesses to be successful and sustainable on a local, regional, national or international level.  The Nassau County Economic Development Board will help with business expansion, workforce development and retention and/or relocation services in our to Nassau County, Florida.

A sampling of the services we offer:

  • Foster support with local government
  • Guide you through the site selection process
  • Gather tailored business intelligence – workforce availability, wage rate analysis, demographic reports and forecasts, industry specific data and utility comparisons
  • Link you to financing sources tailored to your business’s specific needs.
  • Connect you to local and regional business leadership  
  • Introduce you to a network of engineers, contractors and developers
  • Ascertain and verify eligibility for local and state incentive programs  
  • Facilitate workforce development and recruitment assistance and programs
  • Assemble export and trade resources  


Are you prepared?Business Continuity

Are you prepared?  Do you have an emergency plan in place? It is important that businesses be prepared for potential impact of not only hurricanes or various types of weather patterns, but for everyday occurrences such as a disabled work vehicle or damage to computer systems. 

Should severe weather occur, the Nassau County Economic Development Board encourages your business to have a plan of action.  Statistically, 40-60% of small businesses never reopen their doors after a weather catastrophe.  Have a plan.  Be ready.  The better prepared you are ahead of time, the more likely your business will be to recover from the event. 


  • Start with a plan
  • Sign up for Nassau County, Florida Emergency Alerts
  • Understand hurricane preparedness activities
  • Join the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ program
  • Find resources for recovery – contact FEMA


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