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Central Florida Development Council

CFDC recently celebrated a success story with Amazon Air.
Amazon Air has completed its 223,000 square foot air cargo facility at Lakeland Linder International Airport and in July welcomed its first Amazon Air aircraft, which traveled non-stop from Sacramento, CA.

The regional air hub is Amazon's largest in the Southeast and includes two additional support buildings that are each approximately 30,000 square feet. The e-commerce giant has already hired between 300-400 workers and will eventually hire up to 800. As of late August, there are six daily Amazon Air aircraft flying in and out of the airport.

Lakeland Linder International Airport invested over $45 million to upgrade its Instrument Landing System, add five fuel tanks, and made significant runway improvements to ready themselves for this project. Amazon's capital investment is approximately $130 million for the construction of their facilities.

Share your Success!

Florida Economic Development professionals, please let us know about your success stories as well. We want to spread the good news!

Provide the details and links to share on our contact us page.

New Members

Desoto County Economic Development is one of our newest members. Please welcome them aboard!

Thanks to our Renewing Members

The following members renewed in quarter 1 of our fiscal year:
  • City of Coral Springs
  • Washington County Economic Development Council
  • FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance
  • Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity
  • Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce & EDC
  • Walton County Economic Development Alliance
  • Clay County Economic Development Corporation
  • City of Clearwater
  • BDB of Palm Beach County
  • CareerSource Florida Crown
  • North Central Florida Regional Planning Council
  • CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
  • Charlotte County Economic Development
  • Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp.
  • DeSoto County Economic Development Office
  • JAXUSA Partnership
  • Volusia County Economic Development
  • Pasco Economic Development
  • Jacksonville Office of Economic Development
  • Miami-Dade County Industrial Development Authority
  • Central Florida Development Council
  • CareerSource Flagler Volusia
  • Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Suwannee County Economic Development Office
  • Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County
  • Collier County Business & Economic Development
  • Seminole County Port Authority
  • Marketing Alliance, Inc.
  • Business Development Board of Martin County
  • Hamilton County Development Authority
  • St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Gulf Power
  • PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
  • Haines City Economic Development Council
  • Florida Power & Light Co.
  • Nassau County Economic Development Board
  • North Florida Economic Development Partnership
  • The Chason Group

See your fellow FEDC Members

Check out the updated list of FEDC Members via a sortable spreadsheet or downloadable pdf.

COVID Small Business Impact Survey

Florida SBDC Network, UWF Haas Center, and the Florida Chamber Foundation have launched a COVID Small Business Impact Survey.

The Small Business COVID Impact Survey, launched on August 4, seeks to better understand the challenges small businesses are facing due to the pandemic.

Small business owners impacted by the pandemic are encouraged to participate in the survey and share their experiences. The survey will ask businesses to weigh in on a variety of topics, including revenue loss, employment impacts, and need for assistance.

Please share the link with your relevant partners and constituents. The deadline to take part is September 1st.

Take the survey!

Save the Dates

Save the date for these EFI and CSFL meetings.

EFI Board and Stakeholder Virtual Meeting
September 30, 9:00 - 12:00 EST
CareerSource Florida Strategic Policy & Performance Council Meeting
September 30, 2:00 - 4:00 EST
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors Meeting
October 1, 8:30 - 12:00 EST

Event Calendar

Check out these important events on our events calendar.
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