October 6, 2022

Economic Development

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami

Christos Costandinides joins The Beacon Council as VP, Strategic Planning & Research. His deep understanding of insights, market trends and economic indicators informs our economic development efforts and long-term strategic planning for Miami's economic future. A thought leader and creative storyteller, Christos will help us elevate Miami as a global innovation hub. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2022

Central Florida Development Council, Polk County

The Central Florida Development Council, Polk County's Economic Development Partnership, is pleased to announce the promotion of Alex Price to Business Development Manager. Alex facilities business recruitment and expansion activities as companies find success in Polk. He holds a Bachelors in Public Administration and a JobsEQ FIT certification. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2022

Central Florida Development Council, Polk County

The Central Florida Development Council is pleased to announce Javier Marin's promotion to Vice President of Business Development. Javier leads CFDC's business development efforts, promoting Polk as Florida's Best Place for Business. He holds an MBA and credentials as a Certified Business Analyst, Certified Economic Developer and Certified Global Business Professional. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2022

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO, BDB of Palm Beach County, as the 2022 honoree for the Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the... Read more »
Published on 7/13/2022

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

Suzanne Christman, CEcD, MEDP, Director of Business Development at Pinellas County Economic Development, will serve as the 2022-23 Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) Board Chair. Suzanne will lead FEDC's 460 members in improving local communities and elevating Florida's global competitiveness. She was recently appointed to the Enterprise FL Board of Directors. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2022

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Stacy Campbell-Domineck, President & CEO, CareerSource Polk, as the 2022 Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Stacy for her leadership and innovation in the advancement of talent solutions at the local, regional, and state levels. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2022

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Rick Beasley, Executive Director, CareerSource South Florida, as the 2021 Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Rick for his leadership and innovation in the advancement of talent solutions at the local, regional, and state levels. Read more »
Published on 1/3/2022

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Marc Hoenstine, CEcD, Economic Development Managing Director, Duke Energy, as the 2021 honoree for the Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Marc's leadership and innovation in addressing critical economic development priorities at the local, regional, and state levels. Read more »
Published on 1/3/2022

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) is pleased to announce Board Chair Jennifer Taylor as President & CEO of GrowFL. GrowFL cultivates second-stage growth companies across Florida through diverse programs, services, and methods that help C-Suite executives of privately held companies overcome unique challenges, expand operations, and grow revenues. Read more »
Published on 1/3/2022

Startup Space, Tampa

Startup Space announces the appointment of Molly King as Associate Director of Client Experience. Read more »
Published on 3/3/2021

Startup Space, Tampa

Startup Space announces the appointment of Reneida Leon as Head of Product. Read more »
Published on 3/3/2021

Geographic Solutions, PALM HARBOR, FL

Geographic Solutions is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Magnus D. Hines III, the organization's newest Business Development Executive for Unemployment Insurance. Hines brings a wealth of experience to the company's Marketing Department, including an extensive background in the workforce and unemployment sectors within Florida's state government. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2021

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami

Matt Haggman has joined the Miami-Dade Beacon Council as Executive Vice President, One Community One Goal. The former Miami Director at Knight Foundation, award-winning journalist and long-time community leader brings years of experience and a passion for Miami to this community-wide strategic initiative focused on shaping Miami-Dade's economic future. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2020

Florida SBDC Network, Pensacola

The Florida SBDC Network, the state's principal provider of small business assistance, is proud to announce that Dr. Cheryl Kirby has been appointed CEO. Throughout Kirby's more than 20-year career, her passion for human capital development and organizational strategy has always shined, most recently in her role as the network's COO. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2020

Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Heathrow

Kimberly Stangle has joined the Florida High Tech Corridor Council as Business and Operations Manager. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2020

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Jennifer Taylor, Vice President of Business Development for the Central Florida Development Council, as Chair-Elect to the Board of Directors. Jennifer is responsible for bringing new investment and job creation opportunities to Polk County through business attraction and recruitment activities. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2020

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Marc Hoenstine, CEcD, Director of Economic Development, Duke Energy, as Chair to the Board of Directors. Marc directs the company's efforts to retain and expand the existing commercial and industrial customer base as well as attract new customers to Duke Energy's 35 county service territory. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2020

JAXUSA, Jacksonville

JAXUSA Partnership has hired HR executive Angela Timberlake to serve as its Vice President, Elevate Women Read more »
Published on 7/29/2020

Florida's Great Northwest, Niceville

Jennifer Conoley recently took the helm of Florida's Great Northwest as President and CEO. She was selected to lead the 12 county regional economic development organization following a nationwide search. Conoley will oversee marketing, advocacy and regional collaboration efforts for the Panhandle. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2020

EDC of Okaloosa County, Fort Walton Beach

Kevin Lovelace has been named Director of Business Expansion by the EDC of Okaloosa County. Lovelace previously held statewide business recruitment, project management and human resources positions at Georgia Power. He has also served in board leadership positions with the Israel-American Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce among others. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2019

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

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