Business Resources & Incentives

SignCity of South Daytona staff will provide a helping hand through every step of the permitting process. We will also assist with incentives available through the City, County and State of Florida.

Our incentive process is based on a project by project basis. We believe in having a one-on-one dialogue with the business owner and/or developer. The process is as simple as calling our office and requesting a meeting with our staff.

To set up a meeting, please contact:  Patty Rippey, Redevelopment Director, 386-322-3016 or email her at prippey@southdaytona.org



State of Florida Incentives
For details on specific State incentive programs and qualifications visit Enterprise Florida.

NEW: Opportunity Zone Program


Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund incentive available for creation of high wage jobs in targeted high value-added industries. Incentive includes refunds on corporate income, sales, ad valorem, intangible personal property, insurance premium, and certain other taxes.

Quick Response Training Program reimburses new or expanding businesses for customized training for qualifying projects. 

Incumbent Worker Training Program reimburses existing for-profit businesses for employer-driven training for qualifying existing employees.

Qualified Defense Contractor Tax Refund up to $3,000 per new qualified job created or retained. Refund may increase if additional qualifications are met. 

Capital Investment Tax Credit is used to attract and grow capital-intensive industries in Florida. It is an annual credit provided up to 20 years against the corporate income tax for qualifying projects.


Business Resources and Economic Development Partners

City of South Daytona Contacts and Local Chamber of Commerce

City of South Daytona
Redevelopment Department
Patty Rippey, Redevelopment Director
1672 S.  Ridgewood Avenue
South Daytona, FL 32129
P: 386.322.3016
F: 386.322.3029 
prippey@southdaytona.org
https://www.southdaytona.org/

 

City of South Daytona
Community Development Department
John Dillard, P.E. Community Development Director
1672 S.  Ridgewood Avenue
South Daytona, FL 32129
P: 386.322.3022
F: 386.322.3029 
jdillard@southdaytona.org
https://www.southdaytona.org/

 

Port Orange - 
South Daytona Chamber
Ms. Debbie Connors
Executive Director
3431 Ridgewood Avenue
Port Orange, FL 32129
P: 386.761.1601
F: 386.788.9165 
dconnors@pschamber.com
pschamber.com

 

Workforce Development and Training

CareerSource Flagler Volusia
Ms. Robin King
President and CEO
Corporate Office
329 Bill France Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.323.7074
F: 386.323.2095
robinking@careersourceFV.com
http://www.careersourcefv.com/

Daytona State Center for Business
and Industry
Mr. Frank Mercer
Daytona State College
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Building 110, Room 236
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.506.4461
MercerF@DaytonaState.edu
daytonastate.edu/cbi

Florida High Tech Corridor
Mr. Randy Berridge, president
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
1055 AAA Drive, Suite 140
Heathrow, FL 32746
P: 407.708.4630
F: 407.708.4635
randy.berridge@floridahightech.com
floridahightech.com

Small Business Assistance

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
1200 W. Intl. Speedway Blvd.
Bldg. 110. Room 222
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.506.4723
F: 386.506.4602 
harpern@daytonastate.edu
http://sbdcdaytona.com

SCORE
Mr. Tom Hellman, Chapter Chair
149 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Suite 301
Daytona, FL 32114
P: 877.899.5221
P: 386.255.6889
F: 386.255.0229
tom.hellman@score87.org
score87.org

UCF Business Incubator
Daytona Beach International Airport
Ms. Connie G. Bernal,Site Manager
601 Innovation Way
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.872.3101
F: 386.872.3102
connie.bernal@ucf.edu
https://incubator.ucf.edu/locations/#toggle-id-3

Virtual Entrepreneur Center
UCF Business Incubator at
Daytona Beach International Airport
601 Innovation Way, Office 123
Daytona, FL 32114
P: 386.310.8781
FLVEC.com

Volusia Building Industry Association (VBIA)
Ms. Sandy Burke Bishop, Executive Director
104 LaCosta Lane, Suite 130
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
P: (386) 226-1414
F:  (386) 226-9940
sandy@volusiabia.com

Volusia Manufactering Association (VMA)
Ms. Jayne Fifer, President/CEO
Volusia Manufacturers Association
P: 386.673.0505
C: 386.212.4003
jayne.fifer@VMAonline.com
vmaonline.com

County and State Economic Development Partners

CEO Business Alliance
Mr. Kent Sharples, President
825 Ballough Road, Suite 420
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.256.4900
info@ceobusinessalliance.com
http://ceobusinessalliance.com


Team Volusia
Economic Development Corporation
Mr. Keith Norden, CEcD, President and CEO
One Daytona Blvd., Suite 240
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.265.6332
F: 386.238.8366
knorden@teamvolusiaedc.com
http://teamvolusiaedc.com

Volusia County
Division of Economic Development
Mr. Rob Ehrhardt, Director
700 Catalina Drive, Suite 200
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.248.8048
P: (toll free) 800.554.3801
F: 386.238.4761
rehrhardt@volusia.org
floridabusiness.org

State of Florida
Department of Economic Opportunity
107 East Madison Street, Caldwell Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4120
P: 850.245.7105
F: 850.921.3223
floridajobs.org

State of Florida
Enterprise Florida, Orlando headquarters
800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Ste. 1100
Orlando, FL 32803
P: 407.956.5600
enterpriseflorida.com

U.S. Government Economic Development Agencies

Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Atlanta headquarters
(serving Florida and Georgia)
Mr. Jonathan Corso, contact
401 Peachteree St. NW
Suite 1820
Atlanta GA 30308
P: 404.730.3023
jonathan.corso@eda.gov
http://eda.gov

U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Kenneth R. Mouradian, Director
Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center
3201 East Colonial Drive,
Suite A-20
Orlando, FL 32803
P: 407.420.4877
F: 407.420.4425
kenneth.mouradian@trade.gov
export.gov

U.S. Small Business Administration
Jacksonville
7825 Baymeadows Way
Suite 100 B,
Jacksonville, FL 32256
P: 904.443.1900

Orlando—Alternative Work Site
200 E. Robinson Street
Suite 1270,
Orlando, FL 32810
P: 407.648.2891

Education - K-12 & Post Secondary

Volusia County Schools
DeLand Administrative Complex
200 North Clara Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
P: 386.734.7190, ext. 20218
myvolusiaschools.org 

Bethune-Cookman University
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114P: 386.481.2000
cookman.edu

Daytona State College
1200 W Intl Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.506.3000
daytonastate.edu

Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.226.6200
F: 386.226.7017
erau.edu

Keiser University
1800 Business Park Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.274.5060
keiseruniversity.edu/daytona-beach.php

Palmer Chiropractic
Florida Campus
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129
P: 866.890.5498
palmer.edu/floridacampusprofile

Stetson University
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, Florida 32723
P: 386.822.7100
stetson.edu

UCF Daytona Beach
1200 W. Intl. Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach 32114
P: 386.506.4021
http://regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/
campus/daytona-beach


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Contact Us

Patty Rippey,
Redevelopment Director
  • Phone: 
    (386) 322-3016
  • Fax: 
    (386) 322-3029
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  • Department Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm