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File #: 22-986   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: MOTION TO DIRECT Office of the County Attorney to draft: (i) an Ordinance amending Chapter 91/2, Section 91/2-50, et seq., of the Broward County Code of Ordinances relating to expanding economic incentives under the Broward County Job Growth/Economic Incentives Act (the "Act"); and (ii) a Resolution amending Chapter 19, Part V of the Broward County Administrative Code relating to the administration of the Act, with both the ordinance and the resolution based on terms developed by the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Sandy-Michael McDonald
Department: Economic and Small Business Development

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO DIRECT Office of the County Attorney to draft: (i) an Ordinance amending Chapter 91/2, Section 91/2-50, et seq., of the Broward County Code of Ordinances relating to expanding economic incentives under the Broward County Job Growth/Economic Incentives Act (the "Act"); and (ii) a Resolution amending Chapter 19, Part V of the Broward County Administrative Code relating to the administration of the Act, with both the ordinance and the resolution based on terms developed by the Office of Economic and Small Business Development.

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Why Action is Necessary
Pursuant to Section 18.5(e) of the Broward County Administrative Code, the subject matter of a proposed Ordinance must be considered by the Board prior to the drafting of the proposed Ordinance.

What Action Accomplishes
Provides required direction to the Office of the County Attorney.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken
None.

Summary Explanation/Background
THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE MOTION.

Traditionally, Broward County has relied on Florida's Qualified Targeted Industry Tax Refund (QTI) program for the vast majority of business attraction and retention projects with positive results, albeit some limitations. Unfortunately, the QTI program sunsetted in June 30, 2020, leaving Broward County with only the Direct Cash Job Creation program, which is based primarily on capital investment of the company, not economic impact of the payroll from job creation. The proposed ordinance will expand the County's current economic development incentives to also consider a performance-based incentive driven by job creation. The incentive will have pre-determined criteria to qualify and allocated only after a stringent verification process conducted by an...

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