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Lakeland Considering Its Next Step In Florida | community broadband networks

Lakeland Considering Its Next Step In Florida | community broadband networks | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it

In August 2013, we reported on Lakeland, Florida’s dark fiber network that serves local schools, government facilities, and local businesses. Over the past year or so, community leaders have discussed whether or not to expand the use of Lakeland’s fiber resources.

A 2015 feasibility study suggested several other ways to use Lakeland’s existing 330 miles of fiber infrastructure to enhance connectivity for economic development and residential access. As the city examines its finances and its future in the coming months, city leaders are considering six avenues to meet the community’s needs. The options, some recommended by consultants, vary in type and investment and the City Commission will begin discussing the possibilities as they meet in the upcoming months.


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Jupiter could lend money to relocating CTD Holdings biotech - South Florida Business Journal

Jupiter could lend money to relocating CTD Holdings biotech - South Florida Business Journal | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
The company would pay an average of $98,246 for its new jobs.
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Total Quality Logistics expands into Sarasota with 100 new jobs - Tampa Bay Business Journal

Total Quality Logistics expands into Sarasota with 100 new jobs - Tampa Bay Business Journal | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
The new office will bring jobs in sales and sales management and will also provide a capital investment of approximately $600,000 in the community.
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Flagler County shines in Times Square

Flagler County shines in Times Square | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Seems Flagler County is ready for prime time in its economic development marketing efforts with a presence in New York City's Times Square. Read more.
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Duke Energy : Florida economic and workforce development aided by $500,000 in Duke Energy grants March 14, 2016 | 4-Traders

Duke Energy : Florida economic and workforce development aided by $500,000 in Duke Energy grants March 14, 2016 | 4-Traders | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Company invested more than $500,000 in 10 nonprofit agencies working to spur economic development and equip Florida's workforce with specialized training
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Second-Stage Businesses Compete to Earn Prestigious Honor #FLCTW | 2016 Florida Companies to Watch

Second-Stage Businesses Compete to Earn Prestigious Honor #FLCTW | 2016 Florida Companies to Watch | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
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New law will send more money to Florida ports

New law will send more money to Florida ports | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
More money will be floated yearly to the state's 15 seaports under a wide-ranging transportation bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott.
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Proposals Accepted for DEO’s Competitive Florida Program to Improve Local Economic Development Efforts in Rural Communities

#ICYMI: DEO is now accepting proposals for the Competitive FL Partnership. Learn more here: https://t.co/ORFGhZKwyW https://t.co/Z6OE3o30HA
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New stats show Orlando grew faster than 30 biggest metros

New stats show Orlando grew faster than 30 biggest metros | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Orlando is the fastest-growing of the country’s 30 largest regions, according to new population estimates released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Orlando metro population is now listed at 2,387,138, according to the Census Bureau. The region added more than 60,000 net ne
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Upcoming Events | FEDC Conference | GrowFL

Upcoming Events | FEDC Conference | GrowFL | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
The Florida Economic Development Conference is slowly approaching us! Don't forget to register! https://t.co/vL7JKvf7m6
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Florida gives too much incentive money to large companies, watchdog group says

Florida gives too much incentive money to large companies, watchdog group says | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Report: Good Jobs First says state incentives biased against entrepreneurial companies; Florida lawmakers 'prudent' to reject governor's incentives request
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Corporate testimonial from Chico's, FAS- Business in Lee County, FL

Beginning as a one-store operation on Sanibel Island in 1983 and now a $2.8 billion company with multiple brands, Chico’s FAS employs over 1,500 employees at...
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Florida's economy grows beyond trade and tourism

Targeted efforts in economic development are paying off for Florida, Wells Fargo economists said in a report Wednesday.Development has been focused on Florida’s inherent strengths in financial services, health care, logistics and aerospace. The result has been strong growth that has lifted economies in virtually all of Florida’s 24 metropolitan areas, the report said.Historically, growth has been driven by international trade and tourism, the report said.
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Vitalize Florida – GrowFL's CEO Summit – GrowFL

Vitalize Florida – GrowFL's CEO Summit – GrowFL | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
GrowFL is convening the best and the brightest CEOs from around Florida in one great event: Vitalize Florida! Presented by GrowFL and Broward College. Join us in South Florida for a one of a kind event, featuring industry leaders from the human resources, finance, gaming, and legal fields, as well as many others. This program is presented by GrowFL, in association with the Innovation Hub at Broward College.
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Deal to bring satellite builder OneWeb to Space Coast

Deal to bring satellite builder OneWeb to Space Coast | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
OneWeb on Tuesday is expected to announce it will build hundreds of small satellites on the Space Coast.
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Space Coast launches regional manufacturing association - Orlando Business Journal

Space Coast launches regional manufacturing association - Orlando Business Journal | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast on Wednesday unveiled a new advocacy group designed to help open communications at the state and federal legislative level for local manufacturing industry issues.
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Baseball shows need to rethink economic policy: Editorial

Baseball shows need to rethink economic policy: Editorial | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
The Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board thinks a bidding war among Florida cities for spring-training highlights the need to rethink economic development strategy in the state.
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Damn the Consequences: North Carolina and Florida Lawmakers Take Aim

Damn the Consequences: North Carolina and Florida Lawmakers Take Aim | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
I’ve longed believed that the best friends and worst enemies that economic developers can have are elected officials. For the uninitiated, economic developers are those people charged with the
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Tech talent in South Florida: Making progress?

Tech talent in South Florida: Making progress? | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Tech salaries in the Sunshine State are 20 percent lower than the national average. And while the state ranks high for the overall number of tech jobs, on a per capita basis Florida falls in the middle of the pack
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Corporate headquarters find a home in Manatee County

Corporate headquarters find a home in Manatee County | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Focus on Manatee column by Sharon Hillstrom
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Space Coast will bid on rocket production facility, if time comes

Space Coast will bid on rocket production facility, if time comes | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Space Coast officials will prepare bid if Bezos seeks location for rocket production plant
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While States Spend on Big Businesses, Small Businesses Get Chump Change

While States Spend on Big Businesses, Small Businesses Get Chump Change | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
A new report finds tremendous inequality when it comes to state spending on economic development.
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Once-controversial Florida Poly University gets expansion funds - Florida Politics

Once-controversial Florida Poly University gets expansion funds - Florida Politics | Florida Economic Development | Scoop.it
Now in its second year of operation the state’s newest university, Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland, will receive money in this year’s state budget for its second major academic building and funding for a new program. In the budget, and approved earlier by the Board of Governors, are $5 million for the preliminary preparation and construction …
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