Contribute to the 2020 FEDC Letter Series: What is Economic Development and Why Is it Vital to Florida’s Economic Resiliency?
In preparation for the 2020-21 Advocacy Season, the FEDC Advocacy & Communications Task Force is recruiting members to update the 2009 Letter Series, which has served as effective and informative communication to the Florida legislature and their staff. It is also a helpful library of talking points for FEDC Members to access when working with local elected officials.
To get noticed by your colleagues and become a thought leader, please submit your paper on one of the topics below or suggest one of your own.
The deadline for papers is May 15th. Please return your contribution to Beth Cicchetti, CEcD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Is Economic Development and Why Is it Important to Florida’s Economic Resiliency topics:
Business Development & Marketing
How Does Florida Compare & Compete?
Growing Existing Business in Florida
Talent Development and Attraction
Rural Economic Development
Key Factors in Site Selection
Economic Diversification: The Result of a Strong Public Policy Commitment
Florida’s Partnership for Economic Success
Re-Open Florida Task Force
Yesterday, Governor DeSantis convened the ReOpen Florida Task Force. The meeting began with an overview of Florida’s economy by Florida Chamber President & CEO Mark Wilson and Chief Economist Jerry Parrish, Ph.D.
The task force members include:
Lieutenant-Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Jimmy Patronis, Florida Chief Financial Officer
Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney General
President Bill Galvano, President, Florida Senate
Speaker Jose Oliva, Speaker, Florida House of Representatives
Senator Wilton Simpson, President-Designate, Florida Senate
Representative Chris Sprowls, Speaker-Designate, Florida House of Representatives
Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of Education
Jamal Sowell, President & CEO, Enterprise Florida, Inc.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Mayor Dale Holness, Mayor, Broward County
Mayor David Kerner, Mayor, Palm Beach County
John Couris, President & CEO, Tampa General Hospital
Josh D’Amaro, President, Walt Disney World Resort
Todd Jones, CEO, Publix Super Markets
Syd Kitson, Chairman, Board of Governors for the State University System
Paul Reilly, Chairman & CEO, Raymond James Financial
Alex Sanchez, President & CEO, Florida Bankers Association
Eric Silagy, President & CEO, Florida Power & Light Company
John Sprouls, CEO, Universal Orlando Resort, Executive Vice President, Universal Parks & Resorts
Patrick Sunderlin, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Joe York, President, AT&T Florida and the Caribbean
The task force will meet daily as working groups around industry sectors clustered as High, Medium and Low Risk to COVID-19 as outlined in the Chamber’s economic overview.
Created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016, the goal of Economic Development Week (EDW) is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.
Economic Development Week includes activities in communities large and small designed to highlight the importance of economic development and the good work that economic developers do every day.
Looking for ideas to celebrate Economic Development Week?
Get involved and take part in the celebration by downloading the #EDW2020 Toolkit.
Please welcome our newest members. All who have joined at the individual member level.