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Florida Ports Council, Enterprise Florida Look to the Future in Forum on the State’s...

Florida’s seaports have a $117.6 billion economic impact and account for more than 900,000 direct and indirect jobs, while linking communities to vital national and international markets.

Ron DeSantis Showcases State Resources for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”
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Enterprise Florida Launches Rural Expansion Toolkit to Help Secure Grants

The Rural Expansion Toolkit consists of grant programs including Consulting Services and Site Preparedness in the Rural Communities, as well as existing Marketing and  Training grant opportunities.
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Enterprise Florida Will Host Virtual International Trade Expo in March

Taking place over three days from March 16th to March 18th, 2021, Florida is the first U.S. state to organize such a virtual trade event.
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Wilbur Ross: Commerce Department Sending $10.2 Million to Innovation Park in Tallahassee

Announcing the funds at an event on Thursday afternoon, Ross reviewed Leon County’s efforts in developing technology, praising the area as a “nucleus for innovation.” Ross said the project--which includes $6.8 million in local investments--will create 639 new jobs in a “high growth industry" over the next ten years. The facility itself will be finished by 2023.

Ron DeSantis: Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Sending $5 Million to Help Pensacola International...

The governor’s office laid out how the funds will be used. 

Ron DeSantis Launches Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative

“I’m pleased to launch the Northeast Florida FinTech Initiative in conjunction with Florida State College at Jacksonville and St. John’s River State College,” said DeSantis. “This innovative collaboration to provide new FinTech-related training and certifications will help equip Floridians with skills in demand by Northeast Florida’s growing FinTech industry.”
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Florida Ports Looking to Build on $11 Billion Trade Ties With Mexico

The agreement will help “maintain relations that promote international commerce and economic development.” Right now, Mexico is Florida’s second-largest trade partner, doing almost $11 billion in business last year, up 8.3 percent from 2017. 

Jeanette Nuñez Wraps Up Trade Mission to Colombia

Nuñez led more than 50 small and mid-sized businesses in a trip coordinated by Enterprise Florida (EFI). There were also almost 20 manufacturers and exporters from the Sunshine State which met with Colombian importers.

Ron DeSantis: Florida Job Growth Grant Fund Sending $4 Million to Help Orlando Melbourne...

“The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) and chosen by the governor to help meet workforce or infrastructure needs in the community to which they are awarded,” the governor’s office noted. 
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Jeanette Nuñez to Lead Florida Trade Mission to Colombia

At the end of last week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez announced that she will lead a delegation of an export sales mission to Bogotá, Colombia.

Florida Business Leaders Stress Growth, Opportunities in Manufacturing Across the State

On Wednesday, leaders of the business community released a report showcasing Florida’s manufacturing industry and highlighting opportunities and challenges looming ahead.
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