Why we do what we do

The Volusia County Economic Development Division assists business owners and works collaboratively with local stakeholders. We provide assistance at no cost to businesses with the desire and potential for
growth within Volusia County. 

The Division can help start-ups, second-stage, or maturing businesses directly or refer owners to other qualified organizations. Our economic development ‘ecosystem’ is focused on creating higher value, higher
wage jobs.

In 2016, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA, which encompasses Volusia County, was $15 billion. Our rapidly growing economy, now in the top 40% of all MSA's nationally,
is driven by thousands of local enterprises that produce a variety of goods and services, creating jobs and stimulating even greater investment. Area companies not only support local commerce but also transact business throughout the world generating $419 million in exports, annually.

While other community partners focus on recruiting new businesses to our county, the Economic Development Division assists existing Volusia County firms and entrepreneurs who are positioning themselves for new growth.  Incrementally growing the 13,935 established businesses already in our county offers the potential for significant economic growth and long term economic health.

Economic Development partners:

Volusia County partners

We are:
Volusia County
Division of Economic Development

Mr. Rob Ehrhardt
700 Catalina Drive, Suite 200
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.248.8048
P: (toll free) 800.554.3801
F: 386.238.4761

CEO Business Alliance
Mr. Kent Sharples
825 Ballough Road, Suite 420
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.256.4900

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

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

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


Florida High Tech Corridor
Mr. Ed Schons, president
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
1055 AAA Drive, Suite 140
Heathrow, FL 32746
P: 407.708.4630
F: 407.708.4635

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

Ms. Jayne Fifer
Volusia Manufacturers Association
P: 386.673.0505
C: 386.212.4003

Volusia Proud


City of Daytona Beach
Don Gooding
City Hall
301 South Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.671.8120

City of Daytona Beach Shores
Mr. Michael T. Booker
City Manager
2990 South Atlantic Avenue,
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118
P: 386.763.5373

City of DeBary 
Mr. Roger Van Auker
Economic Development Director
16 Colomba Road
DeBary, FL 32713
P: 386.668.2040

City of DeLand
Mr. Steve Burley
Economic Development Manager
120 South Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
P: 386.626.7021

City of Deltona
Mr. Jerry Mayes
Economic Development Administrator
2345 Providence Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725
P: 386.878.8619

City of Edgewater
Ms. Samantha Bergeron
Economic Development Director
104 North Riverside Drive
Edgewater, FL 32132
P: 386.424.2400, ext. 1330

City of Holly Hill
Mr. Nick Conte
Economic Development Director
1065 Ridgewood Avenue
Holly Hill, FL 32117
P: 386.248.9446

City of Lake Helen
Mr. Jason Yarborough
City Administrator
327 South Lakeview Drive
Lake Helen, FL 32744
P: 386.228.2121

City of New Smyrna Beach
Mr. Tony Otte
Director, Economic Development
210 Sams Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
P: 386.424.2265

City of Oak Hill
Ms. Kohn Evans
City Clerk
234 U.S. 1
Oak Hill, FL 32759
P: 386.345.3522

City of Orange City
Ms. Dale Arrington
City Manager
229 East Graves Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763
P: 386.775.5418

City of Ormond Beach
Mr. Joe Mannarino
Director, Economic Development
22 South Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
P: 386.676.3266

Town of Pierson
Ms. Carmen Spelorzi
Town Clerk
Pierson Town Hall
106 North Center Street
Pierson, FL 32180
P: 386.749.2661

Town of Ponce Inlet
Ms. Jeaneen Clauss Witt
Town Manager
4300 S. Atlantic Ave.
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
P: 386.236.2150
F: 386.322.6717

City of Port Orange
Mr. Tim Burman
Community Development
1000 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL 32129
P: 386.506.5675

City of South Daytona
Ms. Patty Rippey
Redevelopment Director
1672 South Ridgewood Avenue
South Daytona, FL 32119
P: 386.322.3010

Chamber of Commerce

Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Nancy Keefer
126 East Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.255.0981
F: 386.258.5104

DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
120 South Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
P: 386.734.4331
F: 386.734.4333
C: 386.574.1956

Holly Hill Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Rose Schumacher
Executive Director
1056 Ridgewood Avenue
Holly Hill, FL 32117
P: 386.255.7311
F: 386.267.0485

Ormond Chamber
Ms. Debbie Cotton
Executive Director
165 West Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
P: 386.677.3454 F: 386.677.4363

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

Southeast Volusia
Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Sue Williams
Executive Vice President
310 Julia Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
P: 386.428.2449
F: 386.423.3512
C: 386.290.0585

Volusia Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Inez Rodriguez
Executive Director
1676 Providence Boulevard, Suite A
Deltona, FL 32725
P: 386.626.4264
F: 321.206.3199

West Volusia Regional
Chamber of Commerce

2578 Enterprise Road, Suite 172
Orange City, FL 32763
P: 386.490.4606

Volusia Young Professionals Group
126 East Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Education - K-12

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

Education - Post Secondary

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

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

Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.226.6200
F: 386.226.7017

Keiser University
1800 Business Park Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.274.5060

Palmer Chiropractic
Florida Campus
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129
P: 866.890.5498

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

UCF Daytona Beach
1200 W. Intl. Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach 32114
P: 386.506.4021

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

Mr. John S. Anderson
Chapter Chair
149 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Suite 301
Daytona, FL 32114
P: 877.899.5221
P: 386.255.6889
F: 386.255.0229

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

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


Halifax Area Advertising Authority 
Ms. Lori Campbell Baker
Executive Director
126 East Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 800.544.0415
F: 386.255.5478

Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority
Ms. Deborah Meihls
Executive Director
2238 S. R. 44
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
P: 386.428.1600

West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority
Ms. Georgia C. Turner
Executive Director
116 West New York Avenue
DeLand FL 32720
P: (toll free) 800.749.4350
F: 386.734.0163

Lodging & Hospitality Association
Bob Davis
1808 Concept Court
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P:  386.257.6828

Volusia County Government

Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
P: 386.736.2700

Daytona Beach International Airport
Mr. Rick Karl
700 Catalina Drive, Suite 300
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.248.8069

Ocean Center
Mr. Don Poor
101 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
P: 386.254.4500
P: (toll free) 800.858.6444
F: 386.254.4512

Volusia County Library
Library Support Center
Ms. Lucinda Colee
Library Director
1290 Indian Lake Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32124
P: 386.248.1745

UF/IFAS Extension
Volusia County
Agricultural Center
Mr. Dennis Mudge
3100 E. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32724
P: (DeLand) 386.822.5778

Mr. Robert Stephens
General Manager
950 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, Florida 32119
P: 386.761.7700

Other Counties

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

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

U. S. Government

Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Atlanta headquarters
(serving Florida)
Mr. Gregory Vaday,
401 Peachteree St. NW
Suite 1820
Atlanta GA 30308
P: 404.730.3009

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

U.S. Small Business Administration
North Florida District Office
Wilfredo J. Gonzalez
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