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Vast and vibrant business opportunities abound in Hobe Sound and the larger Martin County area. Those planning to open their own business or join a larger organization will find a variety of options available.

Small businesses are encouraged in Hobe Sound. According to the Business Development Board of Martin County, establishments with only one to four employees make up two-thirds of the total businesses in Martin County, and approximately an additional one-fourth is made up of fewer than 20 employees. Among the top leading industries in Martin County are specialty stores like the many that are located in Hobe Sound’s historic downtown.

There are numerous resources available to help those planning to start their own small business in Hobe Sound be as successful as possible. The Chamber offers small business counseling through SCORE, education and leadership opportunities through Toastmasters, as well as networking and marketing options.

To find available Chamber services go to www.hobesound.org. Local entrepreneurs can utilize the Virtual Entrepreneur Center at www.flvec.com/martin for information and services to support their venture. Or they may visit the Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College for consulting, counseling, training and workshops. Information about these and other resources can be found on the Hobe Sound Chamber website, www.hobesound.org.

On the other end of the spectrum is Martin County’s top employer, Martin Health System which employs nearly 3,000 people. Other major employers include Triumph Group – Vought Aircraft Division, Turbo Combustor Technology, Liberator Medical Supply, Waste Management and Seacoast Bank.

Other leading industries in Martin County cover a diverse range, from health and medical services to construction and real estate. These industries provide a wide variety of jobs for citizens from any background or area of expertise.

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