Business Growth and Partnerships

Florida is committed to increasing its global competitiveness as a destination for business, capital, talent, innovation, and entrepreneurship. 

For Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Business Resources

Find assistance for locating, retaining and growing your business in Florida.

For Employers

Recruit Qualified Candidates

Finding qualified candidates online can save you time and money. Post your job openings with these easy-to-use recruiting tools.

Find Tax Credit and Incentive Programs

Find information about tax incentives available to Florida businesses.

Display Posters and Required Notices

Florida businesses must display Federal and State of Florida employment law posters where they can be easily viewed by employees.

Find Labor Market Information

Florida collects valuable labor market data that can help you build your business and stay informed on industry trends.

Rural and Economic Development Initiative

REDI Message from the Governor

The newly created Department of Economic Opportunity continues to act as an advocate and coordinator for rural issues and projects that are important to the economic viability of Florida’s rural communities. The Department administers the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and leads and coordinates the efforts of state and regional agencies in assisting rural communities.

Rural Definition

Per s. 288.0656 a rural county is defined as a county with a population of 75,000 or less, a county with a population of 125,000 or less which is contiguous to a county with a population of 75,000 or less and any municipality within a county as described above.

Rural Areas of Opportunity

Rural Areas of Opportunity (RAO) are defined as rural communities, or a region composed of rural communities, that have been adversely affected by extraordinary economic events or natural disasters.

Economic Development

The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) contracts with Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) to market economic development incentives, community development programs and advocacy programs overseen by DEO.

Reemployment Assistance


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), in partnership with Deloitte, an industry leader in technology and systems integration, will launch the new Reemployment Assistance system, CONNECT, on October 15, 2013. CONNECT will provide employers and third party administrators with a new and better way to manage RA claims and appeals, update and monitor accounts, and respond to requests for information. The CONNECT system has been designed to provide employers and third party administrators with better service and convenience.

Reemployment Assistance Email Scam Alert!

Notice to employers regarding a Reemployment Assistance Email Scam alert.

Reemployment Tax Information

Find out more about Florida’s reemployment assistance tax laws and rules.

Claimant Wage Credit Post Audit Form UCO-2

In order to verify unemployment compensation claim information, employers should respond to a Claimant Wage Credit Post Audit Form (UCO-2) from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Respond to Determination Notice of Reemployment Assistance Claim Filed (UCB-412)

Employers are notified if state records indicate they paid an employee wages during the reemployment assistance claim base period or if an employee reported that he or she worked for them since the end of the base period.

Stop Reemployment Assistance Fraud

If you suspect someone is committing fraud, report it anonymously by completing the online form or calling the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Fraud Hotline.

Reemployment Assistance Internet Appeals Program

If you have been adversely affected by an unemployment compensation determination, you can file an appeal through the Office of Appeals.

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