Palm Beach County's Department of Economic Sustainability (DES) and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc. and coordinate assisting businesses with the Qualified Target Industry (QTI) Tax Refund Program. The QTI Program and application process is administered by two State of Florida agencies (identified below) in two phases: (1) QTI application submittal, review and certification phase; and (2) QTI contract approval, implementation and monitoring phase. The QTI Program requires a local match that is provided through funds of the Palm Beach County Job Growth Incentive Grant Program.


Enterprise Florida, Inc. accepts and reviews the QTI application for certification as a QTI Business and then forwards the application with a recommendation to the State's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Division of Strategic Business Development. The DES and the Business Development Board first assist the company with eligibility considerations, and then with completing and filing the application with the State.

The Atrium Building
325 John Knox Road, Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 298-6620 fax (850) 298-6659

800 N. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 956-5600

Rob Sitterley, VP Business Development
(407) 956-5653

Heather Squires, Competitive Strategies
(407) 956-5696;


DEO receives the QTI application from Enterprise Florida Inc. for a decision to approve, modify or deny the application. The approved QTI contract is administered by DEO which will coordinate obtaining the annual Tax Refund Claim Form from the business and the fiscal year match payment from Palm Beach County pursuant to the State’s QTI contract and the County’s Job Growth Incentive (JGI) grant.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Division of Strategic Business Development
Caldwell Building
107 E. Madison Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-4120
(850) 487-2568 fax (850) 487-3014

Michelle Dennard, Strategic Business Development Director
(850) 717-8960

Maureen Smith, Incentives Analyst
(850) 717-8978

(rev. 10-02-13)



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