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Florida Economic Development Week

FEDC will launch #FLEconDevWeek20 on February 6 via a press event held at the Florida Capitol. The annual social media campaign showcasing the impact of Economic, Workforce and Community Development will occur February 9-15. You can access ideas for the week-long awareness campaign here.

Here is our proclamation about the week. Feel free to modify it for your use.

FEDC Dinner

An FEDC Dinner is being held January 21 in Tallahassee immediately following the Enterprise Florida Stakeholders & Partners Reception.
  • Time: 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Garden @ Township, 619 S Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304
  • Host: Florida Economic Development Council
Office of Economic Vitality – Tallahassee / Leon County

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
CareerSource Capital Region

Kevin Carr, President & CEO, FloridaMakes
Representative Lake Ray, President, Florida Manufacturing & Logistics Council (FMLC)

FEDC is leading the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth goals outlined in the Florida 2030 Blueprint. A significant contributor to the growth of GDP in Florida is to make more in Florida. Kevin Carr will cover the impact to GDP from the increase in the productivity of existing manufacturers and the attraction of new manufacturers. Lake Ray will speak to the policy changes necessary to support manufacturing growth in Florida.
The FloridaMakes network is an industry-led initiative operated by Florida's Regional Manufacturers Associations in partnership with industry, research, educational and economic development organizations, both public and private, at the state and national levels. The network operates with the sole mission of strengthening and advancing Florida's economy by improving the productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on small- and medium-sized firms. It accomplishes this by providing services focused on three value streams: technology adoption, talent development, and business growth. As a NIST MEP approved Center, FloridaMakes is the official representative of the MEP National Network in the State of Florida.
The Florida Manufacturing & Logistics Council (FMLC) is a statewide advocacy organization with the mission of representing the Florida manufacturing and logistics industries to assure their prosperity. Its mission is to strengthen and grow manufacturing in Florida. FMLC serves as a subject matter expert before the Florida Legislature and Executive offices.
Please RSVP for the dinner through the Enterprise Florida CVENT app and by emailing Jill Blackman at

Event Calendar

Check out other important upcoming events on our events calendar.

Finally, Happy New Year from FEDC! Have a safe and prosperous 2020.

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