Palm Beach County offers relocating and expanding companies competitive incentives on par with other major metropolitan areas and states. These incentives are flexible and apply to many different industry sectors and activities. Local and state government provides various types of assistance to new and expanding businesses that create employment. The level of assistance depends on the number of jobs created and the wage/benefits provided.

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County’s expert team helps you facilitate a wide array of expansion and relocation incentives through state and local government agencies. Our staff is experienced in navigating the tax abatement and grants processes through established working relationships with the appropriate professionals throughout Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County Local Incentives through the Department of Sustainability (DES)



Employed Worker Training

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
Film & Television Incentive Grant Program
Foreign Trade Zone #135
Job Growth Local Incentive Fund  
**Additional Local Incentives at the bottom

Florida Power & Light  - Economic Development Rate
FPL's new Office of Economic Development is creating a suite of professional services intended to assist businesses with strategic planning, project coordination, site selection, rate options, sustainability and energy efficiency. An experienced staff will provide a single point of contact with the technical expertise and knowledge to help businesses thrive in this region.

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State Incentives
Florida's Key State Incentives

Florida's Economic Gardening Program 
QTI Information Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program 

QRT Information Quick Response Training Program 
Economic Development Transportation Fund Road Fund 
Incumbent Worker Training Program Information 
QDC Information Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund Program 
HIPI Information High Impact Business Performance Incentive Grant 
CITC Information Capital Investment Tax Credit 
Private Activity Bonds Information 
Pooled Private Activity Bonds Information 
Florida Opportunity Fund

Enterprise Zone
E-Zone Information Matrix 

E-Zone Contact Information 
E-Zone Statewide incentives
E-Zone Forms

Urban Enterprise Zone
Urban Enterprise Zone Overview

Special Considerations for Urban Areas

Business Taxes & Exemptions
Florida Tax Advantages 

Sales and Use Tax Exemption - Machinery and Equipment
Semiconductor, Defense and Space Sales Tax Exemption 
Tax Exemptions - Aviation
Tax Exemptions Within the Space Industry
Manufacturing Incentives Matrix
Sales Tax Exemption on Electricity and Steam

Brownfield  Incentive Information

City Incentives
Lake Worth
Palm Beach Gardens

**Additional Local Incentives

Boca Raton CRA
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        Boynton Beach CRA
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Delray Beach CRA
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        Jupiter CRA
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Lake Park CRA
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        Lake Worth CRA
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Northwood/Pleasant City CRA
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        Neighborhood Renassaince, Inc. 
Riviera Beach CRA
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        West Palm Beach CRA
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Downtown West Palm Beach/
Clematis Street District
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        Westgate/Belvedere Homes CRA


Where can you get more information?

Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
310 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO

Gary Hines, Senior Vice President, Administration

Shawn Rowan, Vice President, Business Retention and Expansion