Relocating A Business
Why Bring Your Business to Palm Coast?
A Closer Look at Palm Coast
Just the very name of our city might give you reason enough to take a look at its offerings – and there are many. We know that a growing company needs a host of convincing, bottom-line reasons to relocate or expand into a new location. We’d like to give you a closer look at the perfect place to do business.
Strategically located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Palm Coast is situated half way between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. As a relatively new city that was incorporated in 1999, our opportunities to attract new business seem endless. Our business climate is positive. We are close to excellent vocational training facilities and plentiful resources, including land, timber, lakes, railway, air and sea ports.
Residents live the Florida dream in Palm Coast. Our lifestyles are diverse – from small community neighborhoods with small town charm to large, luxurious resort communities with high-end amenities and private club memberships. Many Palm Coast homes rest along salt or fresh water canals, lakefront, ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. The average home price tends to be lower than in the west or northeast and the cost of living index is considered to be average within the state. Florida has no personal income tax and property taxes are low, making the per capita taxes among the lowest in the Country.
Quality education is a top priority in Palm Coast! We have “A” rated schools with over 20,000 enrolled students and eight nearby colleges and universities. Daytona State College’s beautiful satellite campus is located in Palm Coast. Recreation resources abound, both natural and man-made. Water sports, golf, tennis, bike trails and community events are enjoyed in our three season climate. Recently, Fortune Magazine rated Palm Coast as one of the top 5 places to retire!
Take a closer look at how your future might look in Palm Coast.
What Can Palm Coast do for Your Business Climate?
The City of Palm Coast is a planned growth community that is proactively seeking good community partners.
- Palm Coast is a member of a business development team that helps provide incentives to new and expanding companies. The City works closely with Enterprise Flagler in soliciting new business relocation efforts and new business opportunities. Contact Enterprise Flagler at www.enterpriseflagler.org.
- Tax abatement incentives are available from the City as well as other economic development incentives from Enterprise Flagler, the County and the State.
- Commercial development block grants for off-site improvements are available through the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
- Palm Coast is positioned directly off I-95 and within a 30 minute drive to I-4. This excellent location is enhanced by a regional transportation network that includes rail (freight), a barge port with commercial docking in close proximity at the Jacksonville Seaport, and a general aviation airport. Commercial air service is available at the Daytona Beach, Sanford-Orlando, Jacksonville, and Orlando International Airports.
What are Your Benefits as a Palm Coast Business?
Establishing and operating a business in Palm Coast is a remarkably cost-effective step.
- Sites are competitively priced relative to other urban areas, and land leases may be available at negotiable rates.
- Commercial construction costs are well below the national average.
- An ample skilled and semi-skilled workforce resides in Palm Coast and surrounding Flagler County.
- The Workforce Development Board http://www.centerforbusinessexcellence.net/ offers recruiting, hiring and staff development services for employers. The organization provides research data, recruitment, assessment and training tools that make them an extension of your company’s human resource department.
- The Center for Business and Industry at Daytona State College offers training programs for your new and incumbent employees.
- Palm Coast’s year-round temperate climate (230 days of sunshine per year) has resulted in higher productivity and lower energy consumption, especially in comparison to costs in the northeast and Midwest.