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#FLEconDevWeek21 is Feb 7th – 13th


While we were unable to hold the annual press event in the Capitol, we are excited to continue the 2021 Advocacy Strategy with Florida Economic Development Week.

This social media showcase celebrates the work that you do in partnership with regions and communities to strengthen Florida’s economy and shape our state’s future growth.

Here are a few ideas you can use to raise awareness about your organization’s work on social media:

  • Share testimonials from companies about why they chose your community for relocation or expansion.
  • Shine the spotlight on some local talent! Post an interview with a Florida college or university grad who landed a dream job in your community.
  • Post an open hot job or two from employers in your market.
  • Voice your support for critically needed tools such as Quick Response Training and the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund proposed in Governor DeSantis’ budget.
  • Celebrate those elected officials and leaders who’ve championed economic development.
  • Post key facts, rankings, and other points of pride about your business community.

All month long, the FEDC will be focused on highlighting economic, workforce, and community development strategies critical to restoring Florida’s economy and aiding Floridians who lost their jobs to find new ones.

Got some expertise to share? We’d love to hear from you for a guest column in an upcoming edition of the newsletter or the 2021 FEDC Letter Series.

Please share #FLEconDevWeek21 and follow  FEDC


Advocacy Items to Follow This Week

• FL CHAMBER OUTLINES LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES: The Florida Chamber of Commerce will hold an online news conference to discuss its “jobs and competitiveness agenda” in advance of the legislative session. (Tuesday, 1 p.m. Webinar ID: 88587117653. Call-in number: 1-646-876-9923)
• TRANSPORTATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL EYES BUDGET: The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee will receive a presentation about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget recommendations for the Division of Emergency Management, the Department of Economic Opportunity, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the Department of Military Affairs, the Department of State and the Department of Transportation. (Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.) Watch on The Florida Channel
• EDUCATION CREDENTIALS ON AGENDA: The House Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee will receive presentations about boosting the attainment of education credentials and non-degree credentials. (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., 404 House Office Building, the Capitol.) Watch on The Florida Channel
• INFRASTRUCTURE AND TOURISM PANEL EYES BUDGET: The House Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee will receive a presentation about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget recommendations for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m., Reed Hall, House Office Building, the Capitol.) Watch on the Florida Channel
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Top 50 Economic Developers

Consultant Connect has announced the following Florida Economic Developers as honorees of the 2021 North America's Top 50 Economic Developers:
  • Cristina Paredes, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality
  • Jennifer Conoley, Florida's Great Northwest
  • Jill Marasa, Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County
  • Meghan DiGiacomo, Highlands County Economic Development

See the entire list here

Sustaining Investors and Partners.




Enterprise Florida


CareerSource Florida


Space Florida


Duke Energy


Florida Power and Light

Gulf Power


The Corridor


Business Development Board of Palm Beach County


JAXUSA Partnership


University of Central Florida


Pinellas County Economic Development


Tampa Bay EDC


The Beacon Council


Hillsborough County Economic Development




Florida SBDC








Seminole Electric Cooperative


Florida First Capital Finance Corporation


Florida Realtors


Orlando Economic Partnership


Florida Trend


Expansion Solutions Magazine


Palm Beach County Government
Palm Beach County




Broward County Economic Development


Charlotte County Economic Development


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Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance


Veterans Florida




CareerSource Northeast Florida


Orange Lien Data Logo
Orange Lien Data


Team Volusia


Babcock Ranch / Kitson Partners


The Southern Group


CareerSource Tampa Bay


Utilities, Inc. of Florida

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