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Florida Economic Development Week

As a final reminder on February 6, FEDC will hold a press event at 10:00 AM, Capitol 4th floor outside the Senate Chambers. Hosted by Senator Joe Gruters, and together with the following speakers, we will announce Florida Economic Development Week #FLEconDevWeek20.

  • Kelly Smallridge, FEDC Chair, President & CEO, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County
  • Senator Joe Gruters, District 23
  • Jamal Sowell, President & CEO, Enterprise Florida
  • Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • Joe H. Pickens, J.D., President, St. Johns River State College, Vice Chair of Florida College System Council of Presidents
  • Greg Galpin, Senior Manager of Planning, Real Estate Development, Weyerhaeuser

If you will be in Tallahassee, please join us on the 4th floor of the Capitol at 9:50 AM and stand together in support of economic, workforce and community development.

Here's the link to the toolkit of ideas to help guide your participation in the week-long emphasis on the value of economic, workforce and community development to Florida families.

The Annual Florida Economic Development Conference 

Improving Local Communities to Ensure Florida's Global Competitiveness

Conference App

This year's conference app is with Whova and will be live later this month. In addition to the agenda and information about speakers, the app hosts the #FEDC20 social wall and other useful information about your fellow attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jacket Front
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jacket

Silent Auction

Now is the time to comb your communities for unique Art, Sports Memorabilia, Jewelry, Hotel Stays, Event Tickets, Technology, Trips, and Themed Collections. Showcase your region of Florida. Collect and ship items to FEDC at 3551 Blairstone Road, Suite 105-138, Tallahassee, FL 32301. 

Some items have already come in like the Dale Earnhardt Jr. leather jacket above and a Sunset Sailing Cruise with the Rogel’s.


Nominations are open now for the following awards:

You will want to start now to make sure your application is completed and submitted before April 3rd.

The Innovation in Marketing awards will have an exciting new approach this year. FEDC is working with DCI on this initiative.


One of this year's highlights will be the Technology Led Economic Development session, Putting PoweringFlorida to Work for your Project Pipeline.

It will be moderated by Mary Dempsey of Florida Power & Light and feature contributors Stevie Field-Chavez, GIS Planning, Josh Wright, EMSI, Justin Woodard, Dunn & Bradstreet.


Each year the conference has a vibrant Exhibitors Area where many of the breaks and networking events take place. For $1750 your company or organization can register two attendees and have an exhibit table.

Please take advantage of this opportunity by contacting Jill Blackman at or 850-228-6211.

Registration and Hotel

Registration is open for May 11th – 13th at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. You don’t want to miss this year! Please do so by April 9th to guarantee a room in our block.


#FEDC2020 is presented by Enterprise Florida. Please thank our sponsors for making this one of a kind professional development opportunity (accredited by IEDC) possible.

Platinum Presenting Sponsor

Enterprise Florida

Diamond Sponsors

CareerSource Florida

Florida SBDC


Become a Diamond Sponsor today.

Gold Sponsors

Become a Gold Sponsor today.

Silver Sponsors

Duke Energy

The Corridor

Florida Power and Light

Become a Silver Sponsor today.

Bronze Sponsors

Central Florida Development Council

BDB of Palm Beach County

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Kitson Partners/Babcock Ranch

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


Contact us to become a Sponsor

Event Calendar

Check out other important upcoming events on our events calendar.
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