Workforce Inflow/Outflow Movement in Our Communities

The latest inflow/outflow data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s OnTheMap program is now available for all 16 municipalities within Volusia County. Employment inflow/outflow analysis highlights the movement of workers into and out of selected geographies including the cities of Volusia County. Illustrative diagrams show employment levels within a local community and indicate whether that community […]Read More

Get the Big Picture with New Interactive Land Use Maps

Have you ever driven by a vacant lot and wondered what could be built there? We’re often curious about land development because it shapes our day-to-day lives, neighborhood vitality, and economic prosperity. In addition, businesses pursuing expansion or relocation and the economic practitioners assisting them benefit from mapping tools to address zoning and land use […]Read More

Economic Development “Q” Report Available

Presenting pertinent and timely information about the local and regional economy is a core service of Volusia County Economic Development. This information comes in many forms, including the “Q” quarterly economic update report, which contains valuable key performance metrics (KPIs) on the health of the Volusia County economy. Each quarter, these reports are highlighted during […]Read More

Aerospace Innovators Help Diversify Local Economy

At the heart of any resilient local economy, you will find an industry diversification strategy. In the east central region of Florida, that strategy includes a focus on two specific industry targets -advanced manufacturing and aerospace technologies. Although advanced manufacturing is itself considered a targeted industry that includes multiple sectors such as watercraft, medical technology, […]Read More

Creating Opportunities with Workforce Re-entry Program

Volusia County’s Corrections and Economic Development divisions are spearheading the Workforce Re-entry Program, an initiative that supports local workforce development and significantly contributes to reducing recidivism. This program prepares individuals exiting county corrections facilities for immediate employment by equipping them with essential technical skills, industry certifications, and personal development coaching. Why Partner with the Program? […]Read More

Is Your Business Ready for Disasters and Other Emergencies?

Did you know that 40% of businesses never reopen their doors post-disaster? Volusia County Economic Development encourages all business owners to prepare their operations for the upcoming 2024 hurricane season that starts on June 1 with the Volusia Prepares Business program checklist. The comprehensive Volusia Prepares Business checklist includes essential protective measures to help your […]Read More

Get the Big Picture with New Interactive Land Use Maps

Have you ever driven by a vacant lot and wondered what could be built there? We’re often curious about land development because it shapes our day-to-day lives, neighborhood vitality, and economic prosperity. In addition, businesses pursuing expansion or relocation and the economic practitioners assisting them benefit from mapping tools to address zoning and land use […]Read More

Grow Volusia Business Support Program

With approval from the Volusia County Council, the Volusia County Division of Economic Development will administer a new job creation program. The Grow Volusia Business Program (GVBP) is a 100% performance-based tool available to new and existing businesses in Volusia County. The business support program enables quality employment opportunities by incentivizing job creation. The number […]Read More