Americas Venture Capital Conference
In partnership with Florida International University's Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, Miami-Dade County hosts the premier forum for the development of global innovative firms throughout South Florida and Latin America on December 13-14, 2012. Read more >>
Small Business Development
The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources coordinates and implements various small business programs to aid firms in their growth and contribution to South Florida’s economy.
All businesses must have the proper registrations, licenses and or permits before they can legally open for business. Businesses are subject to municipal, county, state, and federal requirements. Regulations vary by industry, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located.
Here you will find Consumer Protection and Passenger Transportation Business Licenses issued by the Sustainability, Planning and Economic Enhancement Department.
Take part in the countywide Disparty Study!
Miami-Dade County is conducting a Disparity Study to determine whether minority and women-owned business enterprises have had equal access to contracting opportunities with the County.
The Disparity Study will determine how contracts are being awarded to ready, willing, and able market area businesses. Business owners will have the opportunity to describe their experiences working on or seeking work from the County.
Learn how to open a business in Miami-Dade County
Would you like to learn how to open a business in Miami-Dade County? Then make sure to attend one of the free workshops hosted by the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources. Reservations are required. For more information contact the Business Affairs Division at 305-375-3677.
Miami-Dade County to establish Registry of Local Based Manufacturers
In an effort to provide local manufacturers with additional opportunities to promote their products and services and to increase their sales, The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) will assemble a database of local manufacturers.
The collection of companies will include contact information for each, as well as a listing of each company’s specialty areas.
What you should know before hiring a professional mover
Did you know that the Consumer Protection Section regulates moving companies that operate in Miami-Dade? This means that if you're moving from Miami-Dade County to another part of Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties, or if you're coming from Broward or Palm Beach counties to Miami-Dade, your move is covered by the Miami-Dade County Moving Ordinance. However, if you're leaving South Florida, or coming from out of state, then your move is not regulated by Miami-Dade's Moving Ordinance.
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