Seminole County Programs

Seminole County Jobs Growth Incentive Trust Fund

The program is funded through an agreement between Seminole County and the City of Longwood and provides monetary incentives for qualified target industries and businesses. The funds may be used for relocation, impact fees, permitting, or any other legitimate business costs. Applicants must demonstrate the creation of high-paying jobs and substantial capital investment to be eligible to receive funds. Preference is given to projects that are constructing new buildings. The program is available to new, relocating, and expanding companies in Seminole County. 

Companies must increase their employment base by a minimum of 10 employees and the jobs must earn 100% of the county's average annual wage. The county's current average annual wage is $50,314. Incentives are awarded on a case-by-case basis by the Board of County Commission. For more information concerning the JGI program email Tom Krueger, Economic Development Manager or call him at 407-260-3430.

Quick Response Training (QRT) & Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

Quick Response Training (QRT) reimburses new or expanding businesses for customized training. Through this employer-driven program, Florida is able to effectively retain and attract businesses creating new high-quality jobs. The program is structured to be flexible and to “respond quickly” to meet the business’s training objectives. The business gets to choose what training is needed, who provides it, and how it should be provided.

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) reimburses existing for-profit businesses for employer-driven training. Through IWT, Florida is able to effectively retain businesses and help them stay competitive through skills upgrade training for existing full-time employees. The program is structured to be flexible to meet the business’s training objectives. The business may use public, private, or in-house training providers based on the nature of the training.

For more information on worker training contact Career Source Central Florida.

Seminole Advisory Board Council

The Seminole Advisory Board Council is an economic development program that operates within Seminole State College of Florida's Small Business Services Department and is significantly funded by the Seminole County Government. The Council acts as a matchmaker between established businesses and area professionals who volunteer their expertise as members of an advisory board. The Council's mission is to positively impact Seminole County businesses as measured by revenue and profit increases, job creation and retention, improved operations, and customer service. The Council exists to help businesses grow and reach the next level.

Targeted Sectors for Seminole County, Florida

  • Clean Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Aviation/Aerospace
  • Homeland Security/Defense
  • Financial/Personal Services
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Other Manufacturing