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Enterprise Zones

The Enterprise Zone is a designated area within Miami-Dade County offering fiscal incentives to businesses that locate or expand within the zone, with the objective of encouraging investment and job creation in economically distressed areas.

To quality for these incentives, new jobs have to be created for enterprise zone residents. The reduction in the cost of doing business in Miami-Dade County's Enterprise Zone can be substantial.

To find out if your property is located in the Enterprise Zone or in an Empowerment Zone, visit the Business Incentives Map.

Miami-Dade County Tax Incentive

Miami-Dade County incentives offered to businesses located in or relocating to the Enterprise Zone:

  • Exemption of Sales Tax on Electricity: 50% reduction in the sales tax on electricity for up to five years.

(Only available in the unincorporated areas of the Enterprise Zone)

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State of Florida Sales Tax Incentives

State of Florida incentives offered to businesses located in or relocating to the Enterprise Zone:

  • A corporate Tax Credit of 20%, or 30% of wages paid for new jobs created for Enterprise Zone residents. 96% of Corporate Tax credit on ad valorem taxes not abated by local government.
  • 50% of contributions made to approved community organizations is credited against state corporate income taxes.
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State of Florida Corporate Income Tax Benefits

  • A corporate Tax Credit of 20%, or 30% of wages paid for new jobs created for Enterprise Zone residents. 96% of Corporate Tax credit on ad valorem taxes not abated by local government.
  • 50% of contributions made to approved community organizations is credited against state corporate income taxes.
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Enterprise Zone Incentives Eligibility Checklist

Find out if you are eligible for Enterprise Zone incentives, including tax refunds and credits.

For more information, call Lori Weldon at 305-375-3623 or email loriw@miamidade.gov.

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Parcels and maps

Miami-Dade County's Enterprise Zone includes the following three parcels -- North Central, South Dade and Miami Beach. Both the County and the State provide specific exemptions from their respective taxes. In parcels and portions of parcels which are within a municipality, there may be additional exemptions from city taxes.

  • North Central: Encompasses a large portion of Northwest Miami, including Miami International and Opa-locka Airports, parts of east Hialeah, and the Empowerment Zone, and a satellite in North Dade.
  • South Dade: This parcel covers most of the cities of Homestead and Florida City, as well as Cutler Ridge, Perrine and Princeton.
  • Miami Beach: Includes parts of South Beach, Collins Avenue and parts of North Beach.

Miami-Dade County Enterprise Zone (EZ) Maps
Actual Size: 8.5" x 11" (Standard US Letter Size)
Includes: Main streets and Enterprise Zone (EZ)

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Miami-Dade County and Florida

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Enterprise Zone Program Contact

Lori Weldon
Enterprise Zone Administrator
305-375-3623

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