Economic Development Division business support services
The City of Doral’s Economic Development division is committed to helping businesses in the city weather the COVID-19 crisis and get back on track toward a rapid recovery. The division administers the city’s business assistance programs and grants, provides valuable economic data, and stimulates economic activity through promotions, events, entrepreneurial education and promotional initiatives like the Spend Local, Save Local program. The division’s dedicated staff works closely with county, state and federal agencies and a diverse network of economic development partners to communicate reliable information, provide technical assistance and offer free business support services to firms in the city. For more information or to schedule a consultation with City of Doral Economic Development staff, email us at division at firstname.lastname@example.org or Manuel.Pila@cityofdoral.com or call our Economic Development Hotline at 305-593-6725 ext. 7016.
Business assistance partners and resources
The City of Doral has joined forces with a broad range of regional agencies, business support resources and local partners to offer expert assistance and personalized guidance to Doral’s business community.
Miami-Dade Beacon Council
The Miami-Dade Beacon Council, a public-private partnership, is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. Their BizHelp.Miami program can help local firms understand and access the funding resources available to Miami-Dade small businesses. More info at www.beaconcouncil.com.
CareerSource South Florida
CareerSource South Florida is responsible for initiating state and federally funded workforce development programs in Miami-Dade. CareerSource assists employers and job seekers with employment services, labor market information, and job training at no cost. More info at www.careersourcesfl.com.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s trade industry and government leaders. EFI is launching a new Virtual Business Matchmaking grant program to help the state’s small and medium-sized companies to reach new and existing customers overseas. More info at www.enterpriseflorida.com.
Florida’s SBDC @ FIU
The Florida SBDC at FIU is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, designated as the state’s primary provider of business assistance. Florida’s SBDC @ FIU brings local companies a team of highly experienced business experts who offer confidential, no-cost consulting to entrepreneurs and business owners. More info at www.business.fiu.edu/centers/sbdc.
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is the official, accredited destination sales and marketing organization for Miami Dade County. The GMCVB has partnered with the United Way of Miami-Dade and others to activate Operation Helping Hands, an emergency response initiative to raise funds and recruit volunteers for recovery and relief efforts. Other GMCVB initiatives include Miami Eats, a program to help restaurants showcase their take-out and delivery offerings countywide. More info at www.miamiandbeaches.com.
Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization that specializes in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs. Prospera’s South Florida office, located in Doral, empowers Hispanic entrepreneurs through training, support and guidance. Prospera is helping clients understand and apply for the various business emergency assistance loans and grants available. More info at www.prosperausa.org/south-florida.
US Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The SBA can connect small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders and works with resource partners that provide additional business counseling and training. More info at www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/miami.