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Can't Miss Upcoming Events

Between now and December there are great opportunities to help shape the future of Florida, promote competitive assets, and hone your business development strategies.

FEDC Event Calendar

Check out these opportunities on our calendar page. Be sure to bookmark it.

Select Florida Expo 2021

November 30 – December 2 – A Virtual Foreign Direct Investment Expo
Enterprise Florida invites the lead Economic development organizations from each county and the region to serve as exhibitors at the upcoming Select Florida Expo 2021, Florida’s first-ever virtual event focused on attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to our state.

This three-day, interactive online event will take place from Tuesday, November 30, through Thursday, December 2. The Expo’s principal objectives include raising Florida’s global profile as an attractive destination for companies from other countries, building relationships with foreign corporate decision-makers, and generating tangible FDI leads for Florida’s communities.

Useful Information for EDO Partners:

In order to help you prepare for the Expo, you are cordially invited to attend the webinar presentation - Showcasing Florida’s Communities at Select Florida Expo 2021, on Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 AM EST. We will provide you with an overview of the Expo, general information regarding the drivers of foreign direct investment, how to create unique FDI value propositions, information on current global FDI trends, and share the experience of EFI’s overseas representatives in attracting FDI investment from major European markets into the U.S.

A separate session in early October will focus on the technical aspects of setting up your virtual booths and uploading promotional content to the Select Florida Expo platform.

Event Title: Showcasing Florida’s Communities at Select Florida Expo 2021 Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Presenters: Joe Kulenovic, VP International Operations, EFI; Fred Glickman, North America President, PM & Partner; and Ian Hunter, US Director, OCO Global


10:00 – 10:10 AM: Joe Kulenovic, EFI · Welcome and a brief introduction
·         Information about the upcoming Select Florida Expo 2021

10:10 – 10:45 AM: Fred Glickman, PM & Partner

·         The importance of attracting foreign direct investment to Florida’s communities

·         Key drivers of companies’ decisions to expand outside their home markets

·         Creating a community’s unique value proposition to attract FDI

·         Speaking to international business audiences: similarities and differences with domestic US companies

10:45 – 11:20 AM: Ian Hunter, OCO Global

·         The changing landscape of global FDI activity

·         Recent trends observed in attracting FDI into the United States

·         Recent experience of EFI’s overseas representatives’ efforts to attract FDI from major European markets

·         Some main dos and don’ts of FDI attraction

11:20 – 11:30 AM: Q&A

Register here:

If you have any questions regarding registration and/or joining the webinar, please contact the Select Florida Expo coordination team at

EFI Board and Stakeholders Council Meetings

Sept 28-29, Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Be sure to register through EFI to attend the upcoming Stakeholders Council and Board meetings at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. FEDC will host a stakeholders dinner on September 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm in the "Florida Room". Our program will include an update from the Florida Rural Economic Development Association:

  • Richard Williams, Opportunity Florida
  • Jeff Hendry, North FL Economic Development Partnership
  • Terry Burroughs, FL Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity
  • Moderated by: Mike Grissom, Buchanan, Ingersoll, Rooney, P.A.

For additional information, please email Jill Blackman at

FEDC Conference 

Don't forget our conference in October. 

Check out the Conference Agenda.

*As a special note don't miss the first session at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13th. This is a new addition to the conference. Kate McEnroe will give a presentation on how to "Increase Competitiveness Through Talent Development Initiatives" in the Compass Rose Ballroom.
Register for #FEDC21
Reserve your room

We still need your input

To better serve your needs and have the best conference possible, we ask you to complete a very brief survey to ensure you have a fantastic time at this event.

Please take the survey.
Many thanks for taking the time to provide your valuable input! 

Florida Chamber Future of Florida Forum

October 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando

As a partner in the Florida 2030 Blueprint, we encourage you to attend this magical forum uniting Florida’s business community for good and outlining steps to move Florida from the 15th to the 10th largest economy in the world.

Register here:

Florida Rural Summit

December 8-10, World Golf Village, St. Augustine

Get the details including registering for the summit and reception as well as booking your accommodations.

Check out their Facebook page for updates.

New Members

Please welcome our new members the next time you interact.
  • MetroPower
  • Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
  • College of Central Florida
  • City of Miramar
  • Daytona State College
Join FEDC or Renew your Membership!

Ready for the next stage of your career?

Check out our Job Link Board as there are many positions open for those members looking to advance in their careers.

FEDC 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


Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance logo
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


Utilities, Inc. of Florida


Manatee County


CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay


Liberty Parnters of Tallahassee
Liberty Partners of Tallahassee


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