Immokalee Rural Enterprise Zone

Part of the State of Florida Enterprise Zone Program

Immokalee has been designated a rural enterprise zone by the State of Florida. The purpose of Florida State Enterprise Zones is to revitalize economically distressed areas. To accomplish this, local governments, acting as agents of the state, provide tax and regulatory relief to encourage businesses to locate and invest in designated areas to create new jobs, hire local residents, and enhance the social and economic well-being of affected neighborhoods.
 
Businesses located within the Immokalee Enterprise Zone may qualify for a variety of financial incentives. On this page you will find a brief description of each of the incentives and links to where you can learn more, access the application forms, and get your questions answered.
 

For additional information, you are also welcome to call: 


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Bradley Muckel
Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency Director and Enterprise Zone Coordinator
239-867-0027
BradleyMuckel@Colliergov.net
 

Jobs Tax Credit on Sales Tax

This incentive is designed to encourage businesses to hire local residents. It allows a business located within an Enterprise Zone to take a sales and use tax credit for 20 or 30 percent of wages paid to new employees who reside within an enterprise zone. To be eligible, a business must create at least one new job for every job application filed. The Sales Tax Credit cannot be used in conjunction with the Corporate Tax Jobs Credit.
 
Jobs Tax Credit Corporate Income Tax
This incentive is also designed to encourage businesses to hire local residents It allows a business located within an Enterprise Zone to take a corporate income tax credit for 15 or 20 percent of wages paid to new employees who reside within an enterprise zone. The Corporate Tax Credit cannot be used in conjunction with the Sales Tax Credit. A business should evaluate which job tax credit offers the most benefit.
 
 
The Department of Energy offers a growing number of resources and incentives for the construction industry to support the net-zero energy building philosophy and encourage green energy upgrades for existing buildings. It also provides useful resources for other energy consumers — homeowners, renters, and businesses.
 
• Homeowner Energy Saving Tips, Assistance Programs and Related Publications – Whether you choose no/low cost improvements or invest in long-term energy saving strategies, the Department of Energy can help. This page is your information gateway to residential energy saving ideas, http://www.energy.gov/yourhome.htm.
 
• Consumer Energy Tax IncentivesAn explanation of the Economic Stabilization Bill and what it means to consumers, http://www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm. This page highlights the difference between tax deductions and tax credits and explains each of the federal energy-related consumer tax credit programs:
    • Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits
    • Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credits
    • Automobile Tax Credits

       

• Tax Breaks for Businesses, Utilities, and GovernmentsA summary of the benefits for business included in the Economic Stabilization Bill, http://www.energy.gov/additionaltaxbreaks.htm.
    • Renewable Energy Incentives
    • Transportation & Domestic Fuel Security
    • Energy Conservation and Efficiency

       

 Green Building Incentives through the Building Technologies Programthe Department of Energy’s gateway to information about new technologies, practices, programs and incentives for zero energy building, http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/.  

The Building Technologies Program partners with states, industry, and manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings through green building and net-zero energy programs. Here are direct links to the major programs:

Community Contribution Tax Credit Program
 Any business, regardless of location, can qualify for the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program. This incentive is designed to encourage donations to qualified local community development projects. The program allows businesses to take a 50% credit on Florida corporate income tax or insurance premium tax, or to get a 50% sales tax refund.
 
Collier County Economic Diversification Program
The Collier County Board of Commissioners administers a variety of programs that support economic development and job creation. They include:  
  • Fast Track Regulatory Review Process Program
  • Fee Payment Assistance Program
  • Property Tax Stimulus Program
  • Job Creation Investment Program
  • Broadband Infrastructure Investment Program
  • Immokalee Housing Incentive Program
  • And others 

     

You can find a brief description of each of these programs on our website, or contact the Economic Development Council of Collier County directly at:
 
Amy Patterson
Impact Fee/EDC Manager
2800 N. Horseshoe Drive
Naples, FL  34104
(239) 252-5721
 
Useful Enterprise Zone Links
Relevant Selected Sections of 2001 Florida Statutes
 
Corporate Income Tax Credits:

1.      Enterprise Zone Jobs Credit (s. 220.181, F.S.)
2.      Enterprise Zone Property Tax Credit (s. 220.182, F.S.)
3.      Community Contribution Tax Credit Program (s. 220.183, F.S.)

Sales and Use Credits

1.      Enterprise Zone Jobs Credit (s. 212.096, F.S.)
2.      Building Materials Used In Rehabilitation (s. 212.08(5) (G), F.S.)
3.      Business Property Used in An Enterprise Zone (s.212.08 (5) (G), F.S.)
4.      Electrical Energy Used in An Enterprise Zone (s.212.08 (15), F.S.)
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