Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The numbers are in: UF is good for Florida

Private companies licensing technology from the University of Florida infused nearly $2.3 billion into the state of Florida economy last year and accounted for the employment of more than 10,600 people, according to a newly released study of UF’s statewide economic impact. ..

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Florida CEO’s Set to Unite in Tallahassee for CEO Summit

Industry Leaders Demonstrate Importance of Second-Stage Companies to the Vitality and Sustainability of Florida’s Economy ..

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
National Award of Excellence presented to The Corridor and 3 others advancing regional competitiveness

Four organizations were named winners of SSTI’s 2015 Excellence in TBED award, serving as national models for states and regions investing in science, technology and innovation to grow their economies and create high-paying jobs. ..

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
New Study Unveils Economic Impacts of Institute for Commercialization of Public Research

The Institute for Commercialization of Public Research announced today results of a new study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. that measured economic impacts of the Institute between 2011 and 2015. ..

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Independent Research Report Highlights VGTI Florida’s Significant Economic Impact on Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County

The report, prepared by Policom Corporation, also forecasts the Institute’s future economic impact and the potential for the City and County to develop a dynamic life science cluster in the region. ..

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Friday, December 19, 2014
UCF's Tom O’Neal Honored for Economic Development Efforts

Tom O’Neal, Ph.D., associate vice president of research & commercialization at the University of Central Florida (UCF), was one of eight Central Florida leaders recognized for the forward-thinking vision and transformative impact they have on the area, nation and world. i4 Business magazine’s first annual “Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards” were celebrated by nearly 200 of Central Florida business' “Who’s Who” on December 4th at the Citrus Club. ..

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Monday, November 25, 2013
UCF Incubation Program Sustains 3,350 Jobs

Small businesses are making a significant impact on the Central Florida economy generated by the tools, training and infrastructure provided to local entrepreneurs by the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program. A recent study reveals that more than 3,350 jobs and an estimated $620 million in economic output are the result of companies assisted directly and indirectly, by the non-profit community resource. ..

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
USF Research Opens Student Innovation Incubator to Launch Inventions

University officials joined by community leaders who champion the region’s push toward an innovation economy formally launched USF’s new Student Innovation Incubator Tuesday as a unique place for student inventors and entrepreneurs to learn, collaborate and launch their new businesses. ..

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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Once reliant on its sausage plant, Alachua's economy is now diverse, high-tech

Forty years ago, the city of Alachua was largely a one-company town. Nearly 500 people worked at Copeland Sausage. The small town was devastated when the sausage plant closed in 1978, said Mayor Gib Coerper, who moved to Alachua in 1974. Copeland Sausage accounted for more than 40 percent of the town's utility revenues and half of the tax revenue, he said. Downtown buildings were boarded up in the years after Copeland closed. ..

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Thursday, June 13, 2013
America’s Fastest-Growing Cities

Which cities are on the up-and-up? The answer might surprise you. We sifted through the data from over 475 cities to find cities that were growing in three categories—population, employment and income—and ranked them according to growth rates.  ..

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