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Top 10 Reasons to do Business in Florida

by Janet Ware

9. Partnerships

The strategic planning process that resulted in the 2010-2015 Roadmap to Florida’s Future was a partnership of business, government and community.More than any other state, Florida's economic development goals and initiatives have been created and embraced as a statewide vision. Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI), the state's public-private partnership for economic development, is committed to assisting companies confidentially with their startup, expansion and relocation plans.
Headquartered in Orlando with offices in Miami and Tallahassee, EFI provides site selection services, demographic and incentives data, trade leads, and other information related to business startup, expansion and relocation. In addition, EFI coordinates introductions to a wide range of economic development partners throughout the state, including local and regional economic development offices, workforce and industry organizations, educational institutions and others interested in helping businesses make the right location choices. Companies seeking to become involved in global business will find more specialized assistance at seven field offices throughout the state and at EFI's international offices in 12 foreign countries.

Businesses seeking to start up or expand in Florida soon discover that the word “partnership” encompasses far more than economic development entities. One example is the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC), whose mission is to attract, retain and grow high-tech industry and the workforce to support it within a 23-county region served by the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida. The council provides a conduit for linking its university partners with more than 20 regional and local economic development organizations, 14 state and community colleges and representatives of high-tech businesses, and its efforts have not gone unnoticed. FHTCC recently took top honors in the International Economic Development Council's Excellence in Economic Development Awards under the category of “Partnerships with Educational Institutions.” See the full list of economic development organizations that stand ready to assist you with startup, relocation or expansion plans.




Corridor Universities Rival Other Research Hubs in Patents
June 12, 2014

Orlando Sentinel
May 2, 2014
Florida High Tech Corridor Honors Three Area Tech Pioneers

FHTCC Appoints Lockheed Martin Vice President as Newest Council Member
March 18, 2014

Florida Today
February 18, 2014
Lynda Weatherman: Accelerating Brevard

PolitiFact Florida
January 8, 2014
Some Movement at Life Sciences South Florida, but Not Much Otherwise


Tampa Bay Partnership Honors FHTCC President with Chair's Cup
December 6, 2013

News International
December 3, 2013
Newly Released Regional Economic Impact Study Shows UCF Business Incubation Program a Major Job Creator

Global Corporate Xpansion
November 26, 2013
Next Generation Renewables

International Economic Development Council Presents FHTCC with Award for Annual Magazine
October 15, 2013

Orlando Business Journal
October 10, 2013
UCF Among Nation's Top Innovator Universities

FHTCC Appoints CoastalCloud Co-Founder As Newest Council Member
October 3, 2013

Florida Trend
September 10, 2013
Florida's I-4 Corridor is a High Tech Hotbed

Orlando Sentinel
August 26, 2013
6 Win Annual Schwartz Innovation Awards

Orlando Sentinel
August 20, 2013
Let's be laser-focused on photonics for the future

Orlando Business Journal
July 26, 2013
Challenge: Improving Local Tech Industry's Brand

Orlando Business Journal
July 17, 2013
Three Keys to Central Florida's Small business Success: Incubators, Demographics and Tourism

Randy Berridge Named 2013 Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year
June 28, 2013
Orlando Business Journal
June 28, 2013
Universities, Colleges Spur Regional Workplace Opportunities

Nerd Wallet
June 25, 2013
How to Leverage the Hidden STEM Economy

Tampa Bay Business Journal
June 24, 2013
USF pharmacy school, CoreRX receive $200,000 grant

Orlando Sentinel
June 18, 2013
My Word: Revealing the hidden STEM economy

Miami Herald
June 16, 2013
My View: Educational leadership key to S. Florida's STEM future

Florida Today
June 13, 2013
Craig Tapped for High Tech Corridor Council

FHTCC Appoints Craig Technologies CEO as Newest Council Member
June 13, 2013

The Ledger
June 3, 2013
Q&A With Richard Hunter, Irradiation Services Chief Executive

Brevard Business News
May 13, 2013
High-Tech Corridor Council recognizes Brevard companies as innovators, named 2013 'Faces of Technology'

Highlands Today
May 9, 2013
Technically speaking Fifth-graders try out surgical robot

Business Observer
April 17, 2013
C1 Bank and USF partner on banking institute

Florida High Tech Corridor Council Recognizes 20 Innovators in High Technology
April 3, 2013

Tampa Tribune
March 6, 2013
Letter to the Editor A hight-tech hot spot

Tampa Bay Times
January 3, 2013
In health care and job creation, people to watch in 2013


Florida Innovators Honored as Charter Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
December 21, 2012

Progress Energy State President Brings More Power to FHTCC Board as Newest Council Member
December 20, 2012

The Daytona Beach News-Journal
November 17, 2012
Economic development board gets high-tech briefing

November 5, 2012
Florida improving climate for high-tech businesses
Orlando Sentinel
November 4, 2012
GrowFL regains its statewide traction

Navy Captain becomes FHTCC Department of Defense Liaison
October 9, 2012

October 8, 2012
Some job and census data our region can crow about

Florida High Tech Corridor Region Ranked Fourth for Open Tech Jobs
October 2, 2012

Tampa Bay Business Journal
September 19, 2012
USF-led partnership awarded $1 million to launch new companies

Forward Florida
September 9, 2012
Healthy Rankings: Personifying Leadership

Orlando Sentinel
August 20, 2012
6 Orlando-area firms win William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Awards

Randy Berridge Receives Leadership Florida's 2012 Distinguished Member Award
July 9, 2012

Florida Today
June 24,2012
Will new jobs hatch in North Brevard?

Tampa Bay Business Journal
June 14, 2012
Front Row Tampa Bay signs tech consortium as sponsor

Tampa Bay Times
June 7, 2012
Coalition aims to identify, plug critical skill gaps to boost tech jobs

Bradenton Herald
May 28, 2012
High tech corridor has implications in Manatee County

April 28, 2012
Southwest Florida joins business portal

Seminole Chronicle
March 07, 2012
Incubator program provides valuable services, partnership

Expanded UCF Incubator Increases Economic Impact
February 22, 2012

FHTCC President Elected to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
January 18, 2012

PolitiFact Florida
January 5, 2012
South Florida economic development cooperative


Orlando Business Journal
December 30, 2011
Tourism, tech and film/TV industries optimistic for 2012

St. Petersburg Times
October 20, 2011
Biotech company IRX Therapeutics relocating from New York to St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Business Journal
September 30, 2011
High Tech Corridor matching grants create billion-dollar economic engine

Palm Coast Observer
September 21, 2011
Farm to Flag initiative could boost local ag

Local Students Take Up-Close Look at High Tech Careers
September 20, 2011

Orlando Sentinel
September 13, 2011
Metro Orlando EDC honors tech innovators with 2011 Schwartz awards

Orlando Business Journal
July 29, 2011
Power players: Randy Berridge

Gaming Leader Returns to the Florida High Tech Corridor Council as Council Member
July 21, 2011

FHTCC Welcomes EA SPORTS Exec as New Council Member
July 15, 2011

Orlando Business Journal
July 15, 2011
Orlando home to growing high-tech, creative industries

FHTCC's Matching Grants Research Program Generates Billion Dollar Impact on Regional Economy
July 1, 2011

Sanford Herald
May 19, 2011
'Economic Summit' answers 'what next'

South Florida Business Journal
February 4, 2011
Study: GrowFL helped create 1,458 jobs

January 26, 2011
Hands-on learning

Highlands Today
January 25, 2011
High-tech jobs need early start

Gulf Coast Business Review
January 20, 2011
Retool Time



Orlando Business Journal
December 31, 2010
Tourism, sports business, tech expect better 2011

FHTCC Appoints President of Lake-Sumter Community College as Newest Council Member
December 14, 2010

Miami Today
October 27, 2010
24 economic leaders huddle to develop life sciences corridor

Orlando Business Journal
October 15, 2010
Most Influential Businessmen

Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2010
Recession-tested Orlando company battles back in training simulation

Business Florida
September 21, 2010
Top 10 Reasons to do Business in Florida

Orlando Sentinel
September 19, 2010
Local council's grant program wins award

Gainesville Sun
September 18, 2010
Fortune 500 company acquires startup

Tampa Tribune
September 17, 2010
USF opens window on solar research

Florida High Tech Corridor Council Recognized Among Best Examples of Technology-Based Economic Development
September 15, 2010


Orlando Sentinel
September 8, 2010
High-tech firms get nod in region's annual Schwartz Innovation Awards

Florida Today
August 4, 2010
NASA task force talks about jobs at KSC meeting

FHTCC’S techPATH Program Honored with STEM Award July 26, 2010

FHTCC Appoints Experienced Navy Captain as New Council Member
July 20, 2010

Florida Hospital, UCF Institute for Simulation & Training Host High School Students at Florida High Tech Corridor “techCAMP”
June 23, 2010
June 16, 2010
Tampa Electric, Petra Solar launch pilot project for SunWave systems on streetlight poles

Sanford-Burnham Institute Hosts Region’s Top STEM Teachers at Florida High Tech Corridor “techCAMP”
April 20, 2010

FHTCC Announces EA Tiburon VP as New Council Member
April 5, 2010

St. Petersburg Times
March 24, 2010
Tampa Bay Technology Forum Looks to Create Statewide Network of Tech Support Groups

Florida’s “Faces of Technology” Highlighted in florida.HIGH.TECH 2010
March 10, 2010
February 2, 2010
Brevard Innovators Highlighted as "Faces of Technology" in florida.HIGH.TECH 2010

Ocala Star-Banner
January 27, 2010
Jeff Kottkamp visits Ocala

FHTCC Welcomes Energy Innovator as New Council Member
January 12, 2010


florida.HIGH.TECH 2010 Showcases ‘What’s Next’ in Innovation
December 30, 2009

Florida Today
December 6, 2009
Photonics Holds Promise for Job Creation

Tampa Bay Business Journal
December 4, 2009
USF Drug at Center of $1 billion AstraZeneca, Targacept Deal

Tampa Tribune
November 18, 2009
Economic Gardening Taking Root in Florida

UCF Incubator Pumps Millions into Region
November 5, 2009

Orlando Sentinel
November 4, 2009
UCF Business Incubator is Really Cooking

University of Florida News
October 27, 2009
Exposing Young Students to Careers in Math and Science

International Economic Development Council Honors FHTCC with Educational Partnership Award
October 6, 2009

Seminole Chronicle
September 23, 2009
Corridor President's Achievement Awarded

FHTCC Recognizes Lockheed Martin with Innovation Award
September 17, 2009

Progress Energy President Brings More Power to FHTCC Board as Newest Council Member
September 2, 2009

FHTCC’s Matching Grants Research Program Celebrates 1,000th Project Funded and Counting
August 25, 2009

Daytona Beach News-Journal
August 14, 2009
Holding Out Hope for Economic Unity

FHTCC Welcomes Lockheed Vice President as New Council Member
August 3, 2009

St. Petersburg Times
June 29, 2009
Buyers, Sellers Both Win in Social Shopping Network

Newly Designed Site Helps Entrepreneurs Find Information to Start, Grow or Relocate Business
June 11, 2009

Gainesville Sun
May 13, 2009
Showing Science at Work

Ocala Business Journal
May 31, 2009
Tech Innovators: High Tech Corridor Council Pairs Businesses & Universities

St. Petersburg Times
May 8, 2009
Business Leaders from Tampa and Orlando Take First Step Toward Economic Partnership

Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2009
“My Word: Stimulating high-tech corridor”

Highlands Today
April 12, 2009
“One-stop online shop”
Business Facilities Magazine March 1, 2009
“Deciphering High
Tech Hubs ”
Florida’s “Faces of Technology” Highlighted in florida.HIGH.TECH 2009
February 12, 2009

Naples Daily New
January 30, 2009
“Profiles in innovation”




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