Supporting Small Businesses

Supporting Small Businesses in House District 49

As your state representative, Carlos has voted repeatedly to reduce Florida's business rent tax. These reductions have saved our state's small businesses more than $90 million between 2018-2019, giving them more resources to expand their business and hire new employees.

Carlos welcomes 'Castaways: Sports Bar & Grill' to Waterford Lakes!

Florida is the only state that continues to charge a commercial business rent tax. Small and minority owned businesses are disproportionally impacted, which is why Rep. Smith has advocated to reduce or eliminate this tax burden over the next several years. 

Liquor Business
HD 49 Small Businesses like 'Big C Liquors' show their SUPPORT for Team Carlos!

Carlos has also found to expand Florida's medical cannabis industry. After leading the charge to convince Orange County Government to allow dispensaries in unincorporated areas, new businesses are already opening in our area and creating jobs

Carlos welcomes Central FL's first drive-thru medical cannabis dispensary to East Orlando!

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