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Doing Business Downtown

Doing Business Downtown

Delray's vibrant Downtown District is home to an eclectic mix of eateries, shops and entertainment venues, but it also hosts many professional service businesses. Attorneys, architects, doctors and financial business people have found that doing business downtown is a pleasure. Downtown Delray Beach has become a growing source of pride for the City and its citizens. Over the past twenty-five years, investment in public and private development has resulted in a revitalization that inspires people to live, work and play in the urban core every day. More than two decades ago, Delray Beach dramatically revitalized its downtown core. The 2002 Downtown Master Plan, led by the City of Delray Beach and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, guided millions of dollars in dozens of successful development projects. The City is once again experiencing a time of managed growth and redevelopment. This phase of construction and redevelopment will leave an imprint on our downtown and the region for years to come.

You’re in good hands with Delray Beach’s team of professionals who are working daily with business and companies of all sizes and industries seeking to site or grow an operation in Delray Beach. Feel free to contact any of the key partners listed below for assistance or more information.

The Office of Economic Development (OED) is the primary resource for citywide business information, recruitment, development and assistance in Delray Beach. Our mission is to drive and inspire the growth of a diverse, vibrant, entrepreneurial economy for all. We serve our local economy by offering discrete, professional, and timely services that promote business activity and enhance the quality of life within our city.

Site Selection Services
Whether you’re seeking to lease or own, OED’s complimentary site selection services can help you identify the most suitable potential locations for your startup, relocating, or expanding enterprise throughout the greater Delray Beach area.

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce – 561.278.0424

Launched in 1912, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce is at the heart of “everything business” in Greater Delray Beach.  The Chamber’s Relocation Guide is a must read for all new businesses and residents and it is highly recommended to visit the Chamber’s state-of-the-art offices often for the ‘latest and greatest’ news, products and services.

Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) - 561.276.8640

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is a local government agency that works in collaboration with residents, property owners, businesses, and other community organizations to foster redevelopment within the CRA District. Public safety, beautification and infrastructure improvements, economic development, affordable housing, marketing, and historic preservation are some of the activities the CRA supports.

DBMC – Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative  - 561.279.1380 x 108

The Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative attracts visitors to the community, creates a positive image and increases awareness of Delray Beach for a positive economic impact through Destination Marketing, marketing programs, special events and community collaboration.  Known as the “Fun Team,” the DBMC is on point for our tourist-related and hospitality industries.

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The city of Delray Beach has implemented an emergency notification system to provide critical information to residents and businesses in emergency situations.

The CodeRED system, capable of placing sixty thousand calls per hour, can call all persons registered with the service or just those located within an affected area, making up to three attempts to reach each number.

The system is only activated in emergencies.  Examples of why you might be called are:

  • Evacuation orders and instructions

  • Boil water orders

  • Warnings of bomb threats, chemical spills, or gas leaks

  • Missing person alerts

  • Reports of criminal activities in or near your area

Click here to register & learn more.