• SB 586: Veterans Employment and Training sponsored by Senator Tom Wright • HB 435:Veterans Employment and Training sponsored by Representative Tyler Sirois
FEDC is pleased to join Veterans Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, along with many FEDC partners and members, on February 10 at 10:30 am, for an announcement of the Florida SkillBridge coalition.
Skillbridge is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.
The Florida Economic Development Week 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.
Professional Development and Issues Education are core elements of FEDC's mission. We have a library of timely and relevant virtual engagements highlighting the contributions of Florida's #Economic #Workforce and #Community developers to improving local communities and elevating Florida's global competitiveness. @DannyBurgessFL @ChipLaMarca @Ryan @FLDOT @USEDA @FloridaMakes @FLDOE @aboutDCI @FLVenture #FLEconDevWeek21
The University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is seeking industry insight on Artificial Intelligence (AI) workforce needs to help in the development of statewide K12 AI education program. Please ask your industry stakeholders to share insights on this important topic by completing this survey. Responses should take less than ten minutes and will be a critical piece of informing AI education for all. Survey closes on February 26th.
Apalachee Regional Planning Council (ARPC), in partnership with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), presents:
LUNCH & LEARN
An Economic Resilience Virtual Webinar Series
Fridays from 12:30 pm EST / 11:30 am CST to 2:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm CST
Creating a Resilient Workforce
Local Government Support for Small Business
UP NEXT: BROADBAND CONSIDERATIONS
Speaker: Craig Settles
Since 2006, Craig Settles has conducted needs analyses with community stakeholders who seek access to broadband networks to improve economic development, healthcare, education, and local government. Mr. Settles hosts the radio talk show ‘Gigabit Nation’, and is Director of Communities United for Broadband, a national grassroots effort to assist communities launching their networks. Mr. Settles is frequently called upon as a municipal broadband expert for CNN, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine and other business, technology, and local media outlets.
This webinar will cover topics that local governments should investigate when considering broadband, such as technology, deployment, public versus private ownership, and profitability. Examples of successful municipal broadband networks and public-private partnerships will be provided.
The Florida Office of Broadband within the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is conducting a survey on the availability and accessibility of broadband internet service.
Broadband, or high-speed internet access, is becoming increasingly vital to businesses and residents in the state of Florida as being online has become an important part of our everyday lives – from email and tele-medicine to online banking and virtual schooling. Broadband provides a faster, more convenient way of accessing a huge range of services.
The Florida Office of Broadband works with local and state government agencies, community organizations, and private businesses to increase the availability and effectiveness of broadband internet throughout the state, specifically in small and rural communities. Through these partnerships, the Office encourages investment in grant funding opportunities for the broadband program that focus on the expansion of broadband.
Please help to complete the Office of Broadband’s short, three-minute survey to better understand the availability and accessibility of broadband internet service across the state. Your response will assist the office in identifying the goals, challenges, and the outlook of broadband internet service in your area.