Business & Industry

Headquarters / R&D

The tax situation in Florida is very positive for a headquarters/R&D operation with no corporate franchise tax, no state personal income tax, no taxes on inventories and no taxes on foreign income. Florida recognizes the importance of corporate presence for the state's economy and has designated corporate headquarters and R&D as areas of emphasis in economic development. Volusia County is a natural fit for any headquarters operation. With the coast to its east and rivers to its west, any location in Volusia provides a corporate destination an exceedingly appealing environment. A high-level of quality of life makes it easy to attract your top executives and workforce.

Select Headquarters / R&D

Volusia County already is home to corporate headquarters that form the solid foundation for a vibrant business community. Enhanced by the innovative, pro-business environment in the state, companies and R&D facilities are able to thrive.

Created in 1947 by Bill France Sr. and is the most prominent sanctioning body in stock car racing, governing multiple auto racing sports events including over 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 states, Canada, and Mexico.

International Speedway Corporation
A leading promoter of motorsports entertainment activity in the nation.  Founded in 1953, the company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s premier NASCAR race tracks and works with NASCAR to build new tracks and update older ones in an effort to improve racing experience for spectators and drivers.

Brown and Brown
The most respected and seventh largest independent insurance intermediary organization in both the U.S. and the world (based on the July 2010 ranking by Business Insurance magazine). The company operates over 170 profit centers in 38 states.

Ladies Professional Golf Association
Dedicated to the worldwide promotion and advancement of women's golf; non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf; oversees tournaments, junior and women's programs, as well as educational seminars and programs.

Teledyne/Ocean Design
Through an alliance of Teledyne Cormon, Teledyne D.G. O'Brien, Teledyne Impulse and Teledyne ODI, the company delivers high-reliability engineered solutions for subsea and topside monitoring, sensing and interconnect applications to operators and service providers in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.


DaVita Inc.
A FORTUNE 500 company and leading provider of kidney care in the United States, the regional headquarters in DeLand delivers dialysis services and education to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.

Battelle Institute
Florida Materials Research Facility

The Battelle facility in Ponce Inlet conducts natural weathering studies at the marine atmospheric testing site located beach-front on the Atlantic Ocean.  Primarily used for the testing and evaluation of materials in a subtropical marine environment, the facility can accommodate a wide range of samples including paint, HVAC products, pad-mounted equipment and vehicles.

Excellent Quality of Life

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