April 20, 2024

Business Florida 2024

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From the Florida Economic Development Council

Beth Cicchetti | 1/17/2024

Sixty years of peer connection, professional development, and advocacy have helped shape the Florida that 22.6 million people enjoy today. Florida’s economic, workforce, and community development professionals continue to affect innovative solutions that meet the needs of businesses seeking the most competitive tax climate in the southeastern U.S. and the No. 1 state for higher education. We’re here to help you discover how locating or expanding in Florida can ensure a prosperous future for your business.

Recent investments in talent development for the FinTech, Aerospace, and Semiconductor industries are expanding the supply chains of major employers and encouraging entrepreneurship throughout Florida’s eight regions. Florida’s industry-defined master credentials list is inspiring career bootcamps, pre-apprenticeships, and employment signing days allowing 75% of young people seeking exciting careers immediately upon high school graduation to enter the workforce prepared to contribute to Florida’s burgeoning economy.

Infrastructure and trade are central to global competitiveness, which is a significant focus of the professionals who contribute to the growth of Florida’s 67 counties comprising 24 regional workforce boards, 12 public universities, 28 state colleges, 15 seaports, 21 commercial service airports, and six commercially licensed spaceports. With these numbers, you are sure to find your perfect place to invest, grow, and succeed.

Beth Cicchetti, CEcD, MEDP
Executive Director,
Florida Economic Development Council,
FEDC Foundation

Florida EDC

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) is a professional association of 550+ members representing over 250 public entities, private businesses, and public-private partnerships. FEDC serves as the Florida economic development community's primary resource for peer connection, professional development, and advocacy. We engage business, education, and government leaders in key economic development initiatives to improve local communities and elevate Florida’s global competitiveness.

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The FEDC Research & Education Foundation, Inc. (FEDC Foundation) is the educational and research affiliate of the Florida Economic Development Council, Inc. — the number one resource of economic development expertise in Florida. Through the Foundation, FEDC conducts the charitable mission of providing professional development scholarships, honoring institutional leadership, advancing Florida's competitiveness, and cultivating a new generation of trained professionals.


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