Economic Development Council


Small Business

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council (EDC) appreciate the importance of small businesses to our cmmunity and to the health of our local, state and national economies.

Networking & Connectivity

  • Providing an array of networking opportunities for small business owners to connect with a number of the most successful and influential business leaders in St. Johns County.
  • Connecting small business owners with specific resources in St. Johns County which can support the growth and development of their businesses.
  • Linking individual Chamber members to other Chamber members with whom they might find potential synergy and enhanced opportunity for both businesses.


Education

  • Providing topical educational programs which focus on business best practices and innovation.
  • Hosting EDC Quarterly Breakfast events and other special programs which educate small business owners on local, state, national and international economic data and trends which impact their businesses and which offer small business owners an opportunity to connect with top local business and political leaders.


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Advocacy

  • Advising small businesses in navigating governmental and regulatory processes.
  • Serving as an advocate for business owners when local or state regulatory issues arise which could significantly impact St. Johns County businesses.

Individual Strong Business Support

  • Offering one-on-one consultations with individual business owners and entrepreneurs to discuss their challenges to growth and expansion and connecting them to resources and other Chamber members who may have expertise or services that can help strengthen or expand their business.
  • Providing direct referrals to local and state resources which offer additional services to support specific needs.

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