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FEDC and The Future of Florida Forum


FEDC played a lead role in the Florida Chamber’s Future of Florida Forum held on October 20-22. FEDC Chair, Marc Hoenstine, introduced Florida Secretary of Commerce and Enterprise Florida President & CEO, Jamal Sowell to discuss industry diversification strategies and the future of Florida’s business growth and expansion. Secretary Sowell acknowledged and thanked FEDC for its role in reengaging on the importance of the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund program for growing Florida’s economic diversification. 

Additionally, as an exhibitor at the Future of Florida Forum, FEDC highlighted its support of the Florida 2030 Blueprint to secure Florida’s future. In a recorded video, FEDC members, Rose Fagler of Weyerhaeuser and Doug Wheeler of the Florida Ports Council described the “strategic doing” action planning process their task force has used over the last year to advance the goals of the Florida 2030 Blueprint:

·      Top state for GDP; Top quartile for the most diversified state economy
·      Doubling the rural share of Florida’s GDP
·      Inclusion of Florida 2030 goals (all 39) in regional economic development strategies
The task force is focused on developing metrics and measurements of progress to advance these goals. We’re using the Florida 2030 blueprint as our compass and using the Florida Scorecard as our measurement. For more information about the Florida 2030 Blueprint or to get involved with this task force, please contact Jill Blackman.

Select to watch Strategic Doing video.
Check out our webinar page next week for highlights from the Forum.

Economic Development Jobs

Periodically be sure to visit our job board for listings of economic development job openings across the state.

Currently, it features jobs like these two positions from Florida Power & Light.


Catching up with Tampa Bay area EDCs

In a recent Business Journal article 10 economic development leaders shared the pandemic's impact on their efforts and their forward-looking strategies. A subscription is required for viewing.

FEDC Virtual Engagement Series:  M-CORES - Planning for our State's Future

We are delighted to promote the next virtual engagement in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, featuring keynote speaker Secretary Kevin J. Thibault. During the 2019 Legislative Session, a forward-looking piece of legislation created the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance, otherwise known as the M-CORES, program. 

The M-CORES program's intent is to address how future multi-use/multi-modal corridors could enhance the state's infrastructure and help meet the needs of our growing population, revitalize rural communities, encourage job creation, and enhance regional connectivity while protecting and preserving Florida's natural and historic resources.

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FEDC 2021 Conference

Check out the preliminary details for the 2021 Florida Economic Development Conference in our PDF or on the website.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando will host the 2021 FEDC Annual Conference on May 11-13, 2021.

Event Calendar

Check out other upcoming events on our events calendar.

FEDC Conference Sponsors

#FEDC2021 is presented by Enterprise Florida. Please thank our sponsors for making this one of a kind professional development opportunity (accredited by IEDC) and our new series of webinars possible.

Platinum Presenting Sponsor

Enterprise Florida

Diamond Sponsors

CareerSource Florida

Florida SBDC


Become a Diamond Sponsor today.


Gold Sponsors

Kitson Partners/Babcock Ranch

Become a Gold Sponsor today.

Silver Sponsors

Duke Energy


The Corridor

Florida Power and Light

TECO Energy

Become a Silver Sponsor today.

Bronze Sponsors

Central Florida Development Council

BDB of Palm Beach County

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

City of Coral Springs EDO


Become a Bronze Sponsor today.

Key Card Sponsor

Florida SBDC

Media Sponsors

Florida Trend

Expansion Solutions

Become a Media Sponsor today.

Conference Engagement Sponsor

Southwest Airlines

Turn-Down Service Sponsors

Become a Turn-Down Service Sponsors today.

EDO Sponsors

JAXUSA Partnership

Pinellas County Economic Development

Team Volusia

Lanyard Sponsor

Tampa Bay EDC

Exhibitor Sponsors

Veterans Florida

Florida SBDC at USF

Small Biz Podcast of FL / SBDC at IRSC

365 Degree Total Marketing

Pinellas County EDC

Contact us to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

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