Economic Development



Our Economic Development Department is led by Joe Griffin, City Manager, and Scott Baker, Airport Director.


The Sebastian City Council adopted an Economic Development Element to the City Comprehensive Plan in December 2009. Click here to view a copy of the entire Economic Development Element.



The Indian River Chamber of Commerce published in December 2014 an economic development assessment and action plan that may also be helpful in assisting your deliberations to set up your business in Sebastian. Click here  to view the Indian River County Economic Development Plan.


The mission of the Economic Development Department is to assist any individual or company who wishes to consider relocation or establishment of a business in Sebastian. The Department can supply you with any information you might require and will lead you through the Growth Management and Building Department permit process.


We can provide you with lists of local engineers and architects to help you with building design and permit process.


Information on City, County and State tax abatements/incentives is available together with information on how to apply.  The Department can also assist in finding grants or incentives that may assist in your business needs through United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Services (USDA – RUS), Enterprise Florida Programs, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and/or the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


The Department has complete documentation on City owned land, most of which is located around the Sebastian Municipal Airport.  We can also direct you to local commercial facilities and real estate representatives who can show you their availabilities.


By a super majority vote, the community of Sebastian have voted to support business development and the Sebastian City Council is proud to announce its new economic development tax incentives.  Sebastian tax incentives can be presented to companies creating 25 or more jobs. Click here to view the entire Sebastian incentive package and documents. Other incentives include:


    Tax Abatement Credits

    Fast Track Permitting

    Infrastructure Development

    Enterprise Florida

    Impact Reduction Fees – From Indian River County



A complete tour of the City and potential business facilities can be arranged to show you what Sebastian has to offer. Please call our City Manager, Joe Griffin at 772-388-8203 or e-mail, or our Airport Director, Scott Baker at 772-228-7013 or e-mail