One of the oldest cities in Florida, New Smyrna Beach was founded in 1768 by a diverse group of 1,255 Europeans, who sailed on eight ships into Ponce Inlet, the majority of them from Minorca, a tiny island in the Mediterranean. This diversity is still reflected today in the eclectic community spirit. The City is known for its Old-Florida Charm and endless possibilities for businesses, with the NSB Waterfront Loop stretching from the Indian River (the Intracoastal Waterway) to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
Central Floridians repeatedly have named New Smyrna “Florida’s Best Beach.” But the community is more than miles of white-sand, surf-lined beaches, with numerous retail businesses and specialty restaurants. Named one of “America’s Top Small Cities for The Arts," New Smyrna Beach is home to the renowned Atlantic Center for the Arts, an international artists-in-residence community and educational facility, nested along Turnbull Bay. The adjacent Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve is an exceptional natural resource and a popular place to view unique species of flora and fauna.
New Smyrna Beach prides itself on providing an ideal location and business-friendly climate in a competitive market. There are numerous property improvement grants and relocation incentives available in a large Community Redevelopment Area and the New Smyrna Airport Business Park, as well as the current waiver of public safety impact fees throughout the City. The City is also home to the highly-ranked Bert Fish Medical Center.
A creative pro-business climate has attracted a variety of businesses who also appreciate the quality of life amenities along the NSB Waterfront Loop. New Smyrna Beach is a great location for business!