MISSION:

The mission of the Economic Development Office is to position the City of Coral Springs for long-term growth by facilitating tools and resources for business creation, expansion and retention in a healthy business climate to encourage job creation, economic prosperity and quality of life.

CORE PROCESSES AND OUTPUTS:

  • Implement Economic Development Strategic Plan.
  • Inventory industrial, commercial and retail properties in the City (owner-occupied/lease rates/comparison)
  • Market city on local, regional, state and national level through marketing and branding (explore retaining marketing firm)
  • Assist, support, and grow businesses in Coral Springs.
  • Continue to increase local property values through key tenant improvement projects.
  • Maximize the potential of the Coral Springs Commerce Park.
  • Maintain a competitive business environment.
  • Attract high-value industries and businesses.
  • Implement Downtown infrastructure improvements on the City Center Planning as catalysts for Downtown Redevelopment.
  • Serve as the administrator of the Coral Springs CRA including implementation of CRA programs and work plan.

OUR FOCUS:

Growth

Grow the sale volume of businesses within the City

Expansion

Target businesses that have succeeded without outside influence and are ripe for further investment

Attraction

Know the market and invest in business that will have a positive impact on the local economy

Retention

Retain and support businesses that have a direct and indirect influence on the local community

OUR SERVICES:

Local Support for New Businesses

Through our relationship with entities such as the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Economic Development Office and the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce, we coordinate programs to welcome new companies to the Coral Springs business community. From something as simple as a reception with other local CEO’s; to a coordinated press release program; to assisting with attendees and preparations for a ribbon cutting or grand opening celebration. We can assist you in finding local professional advisors, new vendors, and make introductions to key service providers – we pride ourselves on building professional relationships in our community.

Retention of Existing Businesses

The Economic Development Office, along with key community leaders, and liaisons visits local businesses within the City’s targeted industries sectors through a volunteer network. This network is focused on helping existing businesses add additional jobs and on keeping them in the City of Coral Springs and Broward County.

Permitting and Regulatory Assistance

Facilitate meetings and communications between your company or prospect and the City of Coral Springs and Broward County permitting once a project is active.

State and County Support

We work directly with Enterprise Florida, Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), and Broward County.

Research Information

Can provide a wealth of information about the State, County and City, including economic reports, international trade data, state-to-state and city-to-city comparisons, and up-to-date demographic data and customized detailed commercial real estate vacancy reports.

Business Incentives Assistance

Help determine a company’s eligibility for State and local business incentives and help navigate the application process

Non-Financial Incentives

Provide assistance with Business to Business introductions, corporate conference and event consulting, professional networking, and streamline permit processing

Our Team

Kristi Bartlett

Director of Economic Development
City of Coral Springs

Yuu Soubra

Economic Development Coordinator
City of Coral Springs

Diana Scarpetta

Economic Development Coordinator
City of Coral Springs

Melissa Heller

City of Coral Springs Deputy Manager
City of Coral Springs