Business Resources

While the CEP provides direct assistance new and existing businesses, we have a number of other partners who provide valuable assistance. The following is a partial listing of some of those partners.

Ocala/Marion County

Marion County Growth Services  352.438.2600

One-Stop Customer Service Center, Code Enforcement, Planning, Zoning

Marion County Procurement Services  352.671.8444

Marion County bidding process, bids and purchasing through DemandStar

Marion County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)  352.629.8297

Traffic Counts, Transporation Statistics, Public Transportation

City of Ocala Growth Management Department  352.629.8404

One-Stop Permit Center, Licensing, Inspection, Planning and Buildng

City of Ocala Procurement Services  352.629.2489

Enrollment for Bid notices through eNotify and vendor registration through DemandStar

City of Dunnellon Business Licenses  352.465.8500

Local Business Tax Receipt (Occupational License)

City of Belleview Development Services  352.233.2112

Building, Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement

CF Institute  352.873.5804

Entrepreneur Academy, Business Training and Classes, Continuing Education

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion—Employer Center  352.873.7939

Employer Services, Post Job Openings, Financial Incentives, Training Resources

Municode Library

Land Development Codes & Ordinances for Marion County and Incorporated Communities


Enterprise Florida—Economic Development Organization of the State of Florida

Florida Bar— Legal fact sheets

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)

Florida Department of Revenue

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Florida Department of Management Serices—Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD)

Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

GrowFL— Economic Gardening, Research, Strategy Analysis

State of Florida Statutes

State of Florida: Vendor Information Portal


IRS: Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

U.S. Commercial Service—Export Services

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Veterans Business Resources