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Paving the Way to Tech’s Future

By Chris Gerbasi, Lake & Sumter Style

The Florida High Tech Corridor connects counties, including Lake and Sumter, to resources to maximize their technological development.

Lake and Sumter counties are trying to stake their claim in the still-evolving economy of technology, as a giant network guides a large swath of the state toward growth in the industry.

The Florida High Tech Corridor spans 23 counties banding together in an economic development initiative to market their high-tech assets. The corridor is connected by three research universities—Central Florida, South Florida, and Florida—more than 25 economic development organizations, 14 state/community colleges, 12 regional workforce boards, and numerous industry groups.

The mission is to increase the region’s high-tech presence through partnerships that support the workforce, entrepreneurship, marketing, and research between the universities and industry partners.

The Corridor travels along interstates 4 and 75, so Lake and Sumter are natural partners in the initiative.

“As the state of Florida tries to diversify its economy from hospitality and tourism, it’s certainly more important that we put technology at the forefront,” says Robert Chandler, Lake’s economic growth director.

Read more:  https://www.lakeandsumterstyle.com/paving-the-way-to-techs-future/


Media Contacts:

If you are seeking information about The Corridor or the initiatives of the Council, please contact:

Vianka McConville
Curley & Pynn Public Relations
vmcconville@thestrategicfirm.com
(407) 423-8006

We would be happy to put you in contact with industry experts who can speak to a variety of technology topics in their area of expertise. For a preview of the leaders who can share their experience in growing tech-based businesses in the Corridor, explore the videos of our Faces of Technology.