May 22, 2024

Economic Development

Adams and Reese, Tallahassee, FL

dams and Reese is pleased to announce the hiring of Laura DiBella as a Government Affairs Advisor in the law firm's Intersection of Business and Government (IBG) Practice. DiBella was appointed as Florida's first female Secretary of Commerce. She was also the former FloridaCommerce President of Business Development and Enterprise Florida President/CEO.   Read more »
Published on 2/21/2024

CareerSource Pinellas, Clearwater

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved the addition of Nikisha Lezama as business representative to the CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors. Lezama is a Senior Human Resources Generalist for TSE Industries, a global polymer manufacturer founded in St. Petersburg in 1962 now under its third generation of family-owned leadership. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2023

CareerSource Pinellas, Clearwater

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved the addition of Benjamin Friedman as business representative to the CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors. An economic development specialist for Duke Energy, Friedman spent nearly 5 years at Pinellas County Economic Development. He is a Certified Economic Research Professional (CERP) by the Council for Community and Economic Research. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2023

CareerSource Pinellas, Clearwater

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the addition of Florida Senator Nick DiCeglie as a workforce representative to the CareerSource Pinellas Board of Directors. He is President and CEO of Hope Villages of America, formerly RCS Pinellas, a faith-based nonprofit responding to hunger, homelessness, domestic violence, or a lack of basic needs. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2023

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Turner Arbour, Senior Economic Development Manager, Pasco County Economic Development Council, as the 2023 Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Turner for his innovation in Pasco EDC's WorkforceCONNECT program used to connect local business leaders with workforce partners. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2023

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council recognizes Suzanne Christman, CEcD, MEDP, Director of Business Development at Pinellas County Economic Development, as the 2023 Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Suzanne's leadership in addressing critical economic development priorities at the local, regional, and state levels. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2023

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

Michelle Bauer, CEcD, Chief Operations Officer at Tampa Bay EDC, will serve as the 2023-24 Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) Board Chair. Michelle will lead FEDC's 480 individual members in improving local communities and elevating Florida's global competitiveness. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2023

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

Suzanne Christman, CEcD, MEDP, Director of Business Development at Pinellas County Economic Development, will serve as the 2023-24 Florida Economic Development Council Foundation's Board Chair. Suzanne will lead FEDC Foundation's professional development education and research initiatives. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2023

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami

The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade's official economic development partner, names Rodrick Miller President & CEO. One of the nation's foremost economic development leaders, Miller's understanding of diverse, international markets, urban recovery, FDI and the importance of inclusive, sustainable development position him for success in a rapidly growing innovation hub like Miami Read more »
Published on 2/8/2023

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

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