April 6, 2020
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
First time Enterprise Florida has been recognized among top 10 states for DCI’s “Winning Strategies in the Economic Development Marketing”
ORLANDO, FL – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) was recognized as a Best in Class economic development organization by Development Counsellors International (DCI). Respondents to DCI’s “Winning Strategies in the Economic Development Marketing” survey named EFI among the top organization in the U.S. The results were released at this week’s International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference.
“Enterprise Florida has been relentless in their efforts to improve the competitive economic development process and promote Florida as a leading business destination over the last few years,” said Brett Couch, Vice Chair of EFI’s Board of Directors. “The results can be seen in the number and types of companies choosing to locate in Florida, and in the strong partnerships created between site selection professionals, state, regional and local partners. This recognition from DCI and site selectors is a great accomplishment for Secretary of Commerce Swoope and the entire EFI team.”
EFI ranked No. 6 “best in class” state-level economic development agency, according to site selection consultants who participated in the survey. Conducted by DCI every three years, the survey has tracked trends in economic development since its inception in 1996.
“The leading economic development organizations identified in this year’s survey set the standard across the country for being ‘best in class’ on so many levels and clearly stand out to site selectors across the country,” said DCI President Andrew T. Levine. “As states look at how to build and strengthen relationships with site selectors and influence corporate executives’ decisions on where to locate, invest and create jobs, Winning Strategies provides a glimpse into the minds of this important audience.”
Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope said, “Thanks to the efforts of our many committed economic development partners we can finally tell the Florida business story. Not only are we delivering the message to the market, we are doing it with results and recognition. The state is fortunate to have the relentless effort of our EFI marketing team making a difference.”
EFI has improved its marketing and communications economic development process by better collaborating with state, regional and local partners, and working closely with site selectors to tell Florida’s business story. Recently, EFI has worked to more effectively promote Florida as a business super-state through a host of efforts including:
The full “Winning Strategies” survey report or an executive summary can be accessed at www.aboutdci.com/winning-strategies.