October 21, 2020
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Results demonstrate EFI’s impact on the state’s continued economic development success
TALLAHASSEE, FL – At its October 31, Board of Directors meeting in Miami, Enterprise Florida (EFI) will release its fiscal year 2012-13 annual report. Today, EFI released a preview of the annual report detailing a year’s worth of progress in expanding and diversifying Florida’s economy. The report profiles the results of public, private and community partnerships that are growing the state’s economy and producing positive impacts across Florida’s 67 counties.
“We are committed to helping every one of Florida’s 67 counties succeed in their vision for economic development and job growth,” said Gray Swoope, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida. “Having a strong partnership with business and community leaders throughout the state is the proven key to winning competitive job projects and increasing our trade efforts. I am looking forward to continuing our success and bringing more jobs to Florida.”
EFI is forging strong partnerships not only between business and government, but also between the state and Florida’s diverse counties. These community and regional partner relationships provide a foundation for improving coordination and increasing the state’s business development and international trade efforts.
“Since Governor Scott and Gray Swoope began leading Florida’s economic development efforts, there has been a renewed commitment in community outreach and coordination,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB) and Chair of EFI’s Stakeholders Council. “Economic development is most successful when there are strong partnerships at all levels – between the state, communities and the businesses we recruit. Enterprise Florida has strengthened those relationships and the notable increase in competitive project wins, new jobs and capital investments demonstrate those results.”
EFI’s FY 2012-13 annual report profiles interactions with all 67 counties, ranging from product development and international export assistance to the location of competitive projects. Highlights include:
By working with its community partners, EFI’s activities have championed Florida as a premier destination for business expansion, location and relocation and have created renewed interest in the state both nationally and internationally. As a result, for fiscal year 2012-13, EFI:
“Nothing is more important than delivering on our mission. From aviation and aerospace to financial and professional services, and manufacturing to IT, we are showcasing the state’s unique competitive assets worldwide to create jobs and continue Florida’s economic turnaround,” said Brett Couch, Florida Regional President of Region’s Bank and Vice Chairman, Enterprise Florida, Inc. “Under the leadership of Governor Scott and Secretary Swoope, EFI is getting the job done with a proactive business outreach strategy to create new jobs for Floridians and capital investment in our communities.”
EFI’s 2012-13 annual report will be presented to its Board of Directors next week in Miami. Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors section of its newsroom includes agendas, committee meeting materials, fact sheets and resources. EFI’s board meetings are open to the public with provision for public comment, and are televised live by the Florida Channel.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. The legislatively-mandated organization is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders.
View EFI’s Statewide Impact Map from the FY 212-13 Annual Report. For more information on Enterprise Florida’s announcements, events and initiatives visit www.eflorida.com/newsroom.