DEO Executive Director, Cissy Proctor


Welcome to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Our agency works across the state to support Florida’s strong economy, robust and talented workforce and local communities. We support Governor Rick Scott’s business-friendly priorities to ensure our state stays competitive and attracts new businesses to provide more opportunities for Florida families. We want Florida to be the best state in the nation to get a job, start a company, expand your business and live the American dream.


Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is a new economic development program designed to build on Florida’s success and economic prosperity since 2010. The fund will promote economic opportunity by improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training.

Disaster Recovery

DEO works diligently after disasters to provide needed assistance to Florida workers, businesses and communities.  Recovery efforts are continuing for Hurricanes Matthew, Hermine, Irma and Maria.


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