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Ambitious high-tech BRIDG project opens doors near Kissimmee

By Paul Brinkmann, Orlando Sentinel

The ambitious high-tech research project near Kissimmee, known as BRIDG, held its official opening Thursday morning.

The hope for the project is that it will eventually attract thousands of high-paying tech jobs to an area known more for budget motels near Disney World. BRIDG is moving into its brand new 109,000-square-foot facility, the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, on the former Judge Farms property.

The facility is aimed at developing new advanced semiconductor designs for microelectronics, nano-electronics, sensors, fiber optics and photonics. Its design center will seek new electronics ideas and help make them a reality.

The project was guided by University of Central Florida and other universities, the High Tech Corridor and other private parties. UCF has been helping BRIDG pursue federal contracts that would build sensors and other photonics technology at the facility.

Read more:  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-bz-osceola-bridg-opening-20170412-story.html

High Tech Business Booming in the Bradenton Area

Region Poised for Growth in Information Technology Sector

Situated along the Gulf Coast of Florida just south of Tampa Bay, the Bradenton Area is a small-city community that is quickly becoming a desirable location for high tech companies.

Experiencing growth in industries such as advanced manufacturing, information technology and life sciences, the Bradenton Area has attracted a number of small businesses and corporations in the high tech sector, thanks to the work of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, which was recently recognized as one of Florida’s top economic development agencies by Southern Business & Development magazine.

To learn more about the region and its high tech growth, we spoke with Sharon Hillstrom, president and CEO of the Bradenton Area EDC.

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