October 19, 2019

Economic Development

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) is pleased to recognize two remarkable 2019 honorees for the Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year - Crystal Stiles, Director, Economic Development at Florida Power & Light and the Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year - Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University elected its 2019 officers, naming Bob Swindell as chairman and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., as vice chairman. The Research Park is governed by the seven-member Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, which supports R&D in affiliation with FAU and fosters technology-led economic development in Broward and Palm Beach. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2019

CareerSource Florida, Tallahassee, FL

CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard has received a prestigious 40 Under 40 Award recognizing young talent among economic development professionals. An attorney, Dennard has more than a decade of workforce and economic development experience. Awards were announced Jan. 27 at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2019

Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville

Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Interim President/CEO Eric Godet, Sr. has been appointed permanent head of the business organization's operations. Read more »
Published on 12/19/2018

Tampa Downtown Partnership, Tampa

Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP, as the organization's President and CEO. Read more »
Published on 12/19/2018

Enterprise Florida, Orlando

The Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida's board of directors unanimously approved Mike Grissom as interim President and CEO. Read more »
Published on 12/12/2018

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

Scarlett Phaneuf, northwest Florida economic development representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee

The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces David Strong has been appointed to a one-year term as the Florida Chambers' Central Florida Regional Board Chair. Read more »
Published on 11/29/2017

Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

The Economic Council of Palm Beach County announced that Michael DeBock will join the organization as its president & chief executive officer. The business organization will benefit from DeBock's discipline gained as a U.S. Army officer and in-depth corporate experience gained during his previous tenure as executive director of gas infrastructure for NextEra Energy. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Wellington

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment Jonathan Kilman to the Chamber's Board of Governors and its newly-formed Strategy Committee. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Florida Sports Foundation, Tallahassee

The Florida Sports Foundation welcomes Angela Adams Suggs as its new President and Senior Vice President of Sports Development for Enterprise Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Enterprise Florida, Orlando

The Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Peter Antonacci as the new President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Pasco Economic Development Council, Odessa

The Pasco Economic Development Council welcomed new marketing/communications manager Lauren St. Martin. She joined the team in May, shortly after the departure of Jennifer Lachtara. St. Martin previously held positions with the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and Visit Pasco. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

Florida Power & Light, Juno Beach

Crystal Stiles, a Director with Florida Power & Light (FPL), has been named Board Chair for the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), a nonprofit corporation that educates and informs business and government leaders about key economic development issues and initiatives. Her unique background working with FPL and the FEDC has prepared her to lead FEDC. Read more »
Published on 6/19/2017

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Bonita Springs

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has promoted Chelsea Garlock to Events and Creative Coordinator. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2017

Orlando Economic Development Commission, Orlando, Florida

Tim Giuliani will head the soon-to-merge Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), the Central Florida Partnership (CFP) and the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. This key leadership role will oversee strategic efforts to bring more high-wage jobs to Central Florida while promoting and enhancing the region's dynamic business climate and quality of life. Read more »
Published on 1/11/2017

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