Starting a Business
Interested in starting a business Downtown? Here are all the resources you’ll need – including small business assistance, commercial, retail and real estate companies and contacts for all the major government agencies.
Business Planning Assistance
JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization. This includes helping to attract and establish new businesses and contribute to responsible economic growth and a better quality of life for all people in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce leads regional economic development by supporting the growth of businesses in the Jacksonville area.
Please visit http://www.opportunityjacksonville.com/ for more information about the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA)
SBA is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns. The SBA provides technical assistance that covers training and counseling, financial assistance, contracting assistance and disaster recovery assistance for small business owners.
Please visit http://www.sba.gov/localresources/district/fl/north/ for more information about SBA.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)
SBDC programs provide up-to-date management advice, training and information to help business owners and to assist potential owners in getting started on the right foot. SBDC offers workshops that cover topics from starting basics, to marketing, accounting/record keeping, financing, and taxes.
Please visit http://www.sbdc.unf.edu/ for more information about SBDC's free business consulting services.
Realtors & Leasing Agents
Finding the right commercial space for your business is key to its success. With the list of realtors and leasing agents to help you find that great Downtown location, getting your business moving has never been easier.
For a full list of agents, view our Business Resources page.
From Downtown zoning and development to licensing and appraisal, find all of the city government contacts including Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) in one easy place.
For a list of agencies, view our Government Agencies page.
Available Downtown Retail Space
The database below is compiled from property owner submissions, and do
not represent all leasing opportunities in Downtown Jacksonville. For
more information or to include your retail space on this listing,
contact our director of district services, Jennifer Hewett-Apperson, at 904-634-0303, ext. 224, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available Retail Space Database | Click Here
Need more information on the Downtown market? Visit our Demographics and Statistics
page for more information.