Calendar

Feb
2
Mon
2015
Tampa Bay Startup Week
Feb 2 – Feb 6 all-day

Check the website for all event locations and details: http://tampa.startupweek.co/

Florida’s Transportation Visioning Regional Forums – SEBRING @ Sebring Civic Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is beginning the update of the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Strategic Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP is the statewide long-range transportation plan for all of Florida. The SIS Strategic Plan identified policies for planning and implementing Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System, the statewide high-priority network of transportation facilities critical to Florida’s economic competitiveness.

Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for a series of Transportation Visioning Forums! These forums provide an opportunity for Floridians to offer their thoughts about the state’s transportation system at all levels – statewide, regional, and local.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Paula San Gregorio at 850-414-4811 at least seven days prior to the meeting

Feb
3
Tue
2015
Florida’s Transportation Visioning Regional Forums – TAMPA @ Marriott Hotel at Tampa International Airport Broward Room
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is beginning the update of the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Strategic Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP is the statewide long-range transportation plan for all of Florida. The SIS Strategic Plan identified policies for planning and implementing Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System, the statewide high-priority network of transportation facilities critical to Florida’s economic competitiveness.

Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for a series of Transportation Visioning Forums! These forums provide an opportunity for Floridians to offer their thoughts about the state’s transportation system at all levels – statewide, regional, and local.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Paula San Gregorio at 850-414-4811 at least seven days prior to the meeting

Construction Management Academy
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 5 @ 9:00 pm

Duke_EnergyGain insight into managing and growing a construction business. This Construction Management Academy will examine the skill sets required of small businesses to handle large projects and learn the potential challenges and solutions to doing business with Duke Energy. Additionally, current and future bid opportunities will be shared.

Feb
5
Thu
2015
Florida’s Transportation Visioning Regional Forums – DELRAY BEACH @ Delray Beach Old School Square Gymnasium
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is beginning the update of the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Strategic Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP is the statewide long-range transportation plan for all of Florida. The SIS Strategic Plan identified policies for planning and implementing Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System, the statewide high-priority network of transportation facilities critical to Florida’s economic competitiveness.

Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for a series of Transportation Visioning Forums! These forums provide an opportunity for Floridians to offer their thoughts about the state’s transportation system at all levels – statewide, regional, and local.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Paula San Gregorio at 850-414-4811 at least seven days prior to the meeting

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Florida’s Transportation Visioning Regional Forums – JACKSONVILLE @ FDOT District 2 Urban Office Training Facility
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is beginning the update of the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Strategic Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP is the statewide long-range transportation plan for all of Florida. The SIS Strategic Plan identified policies for planning and implementing Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System, the statewide high-priority network of transportation facilities critical to Florida’s economic competitiveness.

Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for a series of Transportation Visioning Forums! These forums provide an opportunity for Floridians to offer their thoughts about the state’s transportation system at all levels – statewide, regional, and local.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Paula San Gregorio at 850-414-4811 at least seven days prior to the meeting

Feb
12
Thu
2015
Florida’s Transportation Visioning Regional Forums – FORT WALTON BEACH @ Emerald Coast Convention Center
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is beginning the update of the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Strategic Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP is the statewide long-range transportation plan for all of Florida. The SIS Strategic Plan identified policies for planning and implementing Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System, the statewide high-priority network of transportation facilities critical to Florida’s economic competitiveness.

Please join the Florida Department of Transportation for a series of Transportation Visioning Forums! These forums provide an opportunity for Floridians to offer their thoughts about the state’s transportation system at all levels – statewide, regional, and local.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Paula San Gregorio at 850-414-4811 at least seven days prior to the meeting

Feb
18
Wed
2015
FREE Small Business Workshops (in Spanish) @ United Way of Collier County
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm

HBIF

SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR NEW BUSINESSES
Basic information and resources to help entrepreneurs start and manage a business in Florida.
Wednesday, February 18

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING
Discover essential long-term strategies for building and growing your business.
Thursday, February 19

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Feb
27
Fri
2015
Northwest Florida FEDC Training Seminar @ Lewis Bear Facility - Ebro
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for this presentation of best practices in Economic Development that will help make Northwest Florida more competitive.

AGENDA

  • 10:00-11:00 – Best Practices: Incentives & Deal Structuring with John Haley, former Senior VP for Business Development, JaxUSA Partnership
  • 11:00-11:45 – Best Practices: Marketing for EDOs with Melissa Medly, Chief Marketing Office, Enterprise Florida
  • 11:45-12:15 – Lunch
  • 12:15-1:00 – Best Practices: RFPs, Working Projects, Follow-up with Heather Squires, Director, Competitive Strategies, Enterprise Florida & Tony Burkart, Manager, Business Development, Enterprise Florida
  • 1:00 – 1:45 – Best Practices: QRT, Other Workforce Programs with Debbie McMullian, Program Director, CareerSource Florida
    1:45-2:00 – Wrapup
Mar
12
Thu
2015
North Florida Economic Development Academy @ Crystal Cove Resort
Mar 12 – Mar 13 all-day

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Academy is a 4-day program with welcoming remarks starting at 8:00 a.m. March 12, 2015

North_Florida_EDAThe North Florida Economic Development Academy (EDA) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of Economic Development, and to help local communities build stronger community sales teams who are better able to recognize, prepare for, and respond to economic development opportunities. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the process, key players, and roles that guide economic development, ethical and leadership issues and critical best practices.

The EDA adds valuable information to the Developer’s Toolkit as it helps volunteers build on existing skills to enable a more critical approach to problem solving, project development, community development, and team building – all necessary components for sustainable, vibrant communities. The EDA, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to economic development, offers sound development principles, encourages team building, and offers helpful ideas on how to prepare, so when opportunity arrives, you are ready.

Registration

Draft Agenda

For NFEDP member communities, a limited number of scholarships are available for eligible participants. Eligible participants include Economic Development Officials/Representatives (EDOs), local elected and appointed government officials, NFEDP Board Members, and some regional business leaders, corporate partners, and public agency partners. Scholarships may cover all or part of registration fees, lodging, mileage/rental car, and per diem meal expenses at the State reimbursement rates.

If you are requesting an NFEDP Scholarship, you MUST complete the Scholarship Application first and then you will be notified if you have been approved or not. In addition, you must complete and submit the registration form to attend the Academy and pay the registration fee upfront as well as the overnight accommodations (if needed). At the conclusion of the Academy (March 27, 2015) you have five (5) business days to complete the travel reimbursement for which was included in the Scholarship packet along with any of your receipts. We will then review and approve and mail you the reimbursement check.

Our staff is available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding receipts eligible for reimbursement or anything directly with the completion of the Scholarship or reimbursement form. For example, mileage or rental car (based on State of Florida rates).

Scholarships are limited, so please apply early! Scholarships are made available through the NFEDP’s Regional Rural Development Grant provided by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the generous investments from our Corporate and Public Agency partners! For additional information, contact Debby Smallwood or call 850-487-1870.

Scholarship Application