This State of Florida incentive provides up to $2,500 per job created in a Brownfield area. The purpose of the program is to encourage development and job creation in Brownfield areas.
Brownfield sites are generally abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination.
Brownfield areas are contiguous areas of one or more brownfield sites, some of which may not be contaminated, that have been designated as such by a local government by resolution. Brownfield Areas in Miami-Dade County include all of the unincorporated areas within the Urban Development Boundary of the Enterprise Zones, Enterprise Communities, Empowerment Zones, Targeted Urban Areas and areas eligible for Community Development Block Grant, and include those areas designated brownfield areas by the cities of Hialeah, Homestead, Medley, Miami and Opa-Locka.
Economic incentives, tax credits, low interest loans, and waiver of contamination assessment report review fees are some of the resources available to redevelopers who clean up and develop contaminated sites in brownfield areas in Miami-Dade County. Businesses seeking funding to start a new business or expand an existing one within a brownfield area may be eligible for financial assistance.
Entering into a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement with Miami-Dade County, delegated the authority to administer the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program on behalf of the State of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection, provides eligibility for additional benefits and incentives for site cleanup, including a Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit, cleanup liability protection for lenders and redevelopers, application of Risk-Based Corrective Action principles to site rehabilitation using rules 62-785 and 62-777, Florida Administrative Code, and a streamlined and expedited development, permitting and technical review process.
Resources and Forms
Freenette Williams, Business Development Specialist
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