mission and partners

Why we do what we do

Volusia County’s 2015 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $13.1 billion dollars is driven by thousands of local enterprises that produce a variety of goods and services, payroll and investments. They are engaged in transactions locally and throughout the world resulting in $419 million dollars of exports.  Incremental growth in the base of over 13,500 established businesses offers the potential for significant and long term economic development achievement.  While other community partners focus on recruiting new business entities to our county, it is this group of existing Volusia County firms that are the focus for assistance.

The focus of the economic development division is assisting business owners and working collaboratively with local stakeholders. Our strategies and efforts are directed toward increasing high quality jobs and business investment in our existing companies.   

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.

We are pleased to work with a growing core of economic practitioners in our community who are changing the quality of life in Volusia County for the better. Our economic development ‘Ecosystem’ is focused on creating higher value, higher wage jobs in Volusia County.

Economic Development partners:

Volusia County partners

We are:
Volusia County
Division of Economic Development

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

CEO Business Alliance
Mr. Kent Sharples
President
825 Ballough Road, Suite 420
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.256.4900
info@ceobusinessalliance.com
http://ceobusinessalliance.com

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
knorden@teamvolusiaedc.com
http://teamvolusiaedc.com

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
floridajobs.org

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

Business

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
ed.schons@floridahightech.com
floridahightech.com

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
sandy@volusiabia.com

VMA
Ms. Jayne Fifer
President/CEO
Volusia Manufacturers Association
P: 386.673.0505
C: 386.212.4003
jayne.fifer@VMAonline.com
vmaonline.com

Volusia Proud
www.volusiaproud.com

Cities

City of Daytona Beach
Director of Economic Development
City Hall, Room 240
301 South Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.671.8120
codb.us

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

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

City of DeLand
Mr. Steve Burley
Economic Development Manager
120 South Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
P: 386.626.7023
deland.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
ponce-inlet.org

City of Port Orange
Mr. Michael Johansson
City Manager
1000 City Center Circle
Port Orange, FL 32129
P: 386.506.5600
port-orange.org

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

Chamber of Commerce

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

DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
Lacey Ekberg
120 South Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
P: 386.734.4331
F: 386.734.4333
C: 386.574.1956 
delandchamber.org

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 
rose@hollyhillchamber.com
hollyhillchamber.com

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

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 
dconnors@pschamber.com
pschamber.com

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
sevchamber.com

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 
volusiachamber.org

West Volusia Regional
Chamber of Commerce

2578 Enterprise Road, Suite 172
Orange City, FL 32763
P: 386.490.4606 
ask@westvolusiaregionalchamber.org
westvolusiaregionalchamber.org

Volusia Young Professionals Group
126 East Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
http://volusiaypg.com
 

Education - K-12

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

Education - Post Secondary

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

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

Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.226.6200
F: 386.226.7017
erau.edu

Keiser University
1800 Business Park Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P: 386.274.5060
keiseruniversity.edu/daytona-beach.php

Palmer Chiropractic
Florida Campus
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129
P: 866.890.5498
palmer.edu/floridacampusprofile

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

UCF Daytona Beach
1200 W. Intl. Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach 32114
P: 386.506.4021
http://regionalcampuses.ucf.edu/campus/daytona-beach

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 
daytonastate.edu
http://sbdcdaytona.com

SCORE
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
john.anderson@score87.org
score87.org

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
connie.bernal@ucf.edu
https://incubator.ucf.edu/locations/#toggle-id-3

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

Tourism

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 
daytonabeach.com

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

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 
gturner@visitwestvolusia.com
visitwestvolusia.com

Lodging & Hospitality Association
Bob Davis
President/CEO
1808 Concept Court
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
P:  386.257.6828
www.daytonahotelmotel.com

Volusia County Government

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

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

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

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

UF/IFAS Extension
Volusia County
Agricultural Center
Mr. Dennis Mudge
Director
3100 E. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32724
P: (DeLand) 386.822.5778
dmudge@volusia.org
volusia.org/services/community-services/extension

Votran
Mr. Steve Sherrer
General Manager
950 Big Tree Road
South Daytona, Florida 32119
P: 386.761.7700
votran.org

Other Counties
www.CountyOffice.org

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
robinking@careersourcefv.com
http://www.careersourcefv.com/

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
Frank.Mercer@DaytonaState.edu
daytonastate.edu/cbi

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
gvaday@eda.gov
http://eda.gov

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

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
wilfredo.gonzalez@sba.gov

Orlando Alternative Work Site
200 E. Robinson Street
Suite 1270,
Orlando, FL 32810
P: 407.648.2891