Economic Development Council

Incentives & Programs

Ready and able to assist qualified companies in learning more about opportunities

The St. Johns County Economic Development Council and staff maintains positive working relationships with our local and state government partners and can assist qualified companies in learning more about opportunities for local and state economic development incentives.


Economic Development is the #1 priority of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. The Board shares a unified commitment to attract new business development, to expand and diversify the tax base, and to create jobs for local residents. Success in economic development ensures St. Johns County's long-term financial ability to provide ongoing quality services and infrastructure and preserve the quality of life for its residential and corporate citizens. Insofar as these objectives are generally served by the enhancement and expansion of the local economy, St. Johns County will give consideration to providing economic development grants as a stimulus for new business development within the County.

Information about County Incentives may also be found on the County webpage:

For additional information about County Incentive Programs or how to submit an application, please contact: Melissa S. Glasgow, Director of Economic Development, St. Johns County Board of County, Commissioners, 904.209.0552,

Florida offers bottom-line advantages for long term profitability for all types of businesses, from corporate headquarters to manufacturing plants to service firms. Florida offers incentives for:
Targeted Industries
• Workforce Training
• Infrastructure
• Special Opportunities

• Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund (QTI)
• Qualified Defense and Space Contractor Tax Refund (QDSC)
• Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC).
• High Impact Performance Incentive Grant (HIPI)

• Quick Response Training Program (QRT)
• Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)

• Economic Development Transportation Fund

• Rural Incentives:
• Urban Incentives:
• Enterprise Zone Incentives:
• Brownfield Incentives:
• Jobs for the Unemployed Tax Credit Program (JUTC)
• Local Government Distressed Area Matching Grant Program (LDMG)
• Manufacturing and Spaceport Investment Incentive Program (MSII)