The FEDC Foundation 2024 Annual Conference will be held April 15-17, 2024, at the Marriott Sawgrass Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach. This year we will be celebrating FEDC's 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee. There are new partnership opportunities and attendee engagements, so you will not want to miss this! Be sure to download our conference app, Glue Up, for the latest details.
Apr 15, 2024
Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration Opens and Exhibitor Setup
Check-in at the registration desk and pick-up your name badge. Exhibitors can begin setting up their booths.
The FEDC Annual Meeting includes a review of accomplishments made during FY 2023-24, the passing of the gavel to the new Board Chair, and the presentation of the new Board of Directors slate...
The FEDC Annual Meeting includes a review of accomplishments made during FY 2023-24, the passing of the gavel to the new Board Chair, and the presentation of the new Board of Directors slate for FY 2024-25.
As America's largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to approximately 5.8 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and in 2022 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the seventh time in the last eight years. The company was also recognized in 2022 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities by Escalent for the ninth consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity.
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to Central Florida’s Gulf Coast. Through investment tools, professional courses and business counseling sessions, trade missions to open new markets, as well as local, regional and statewide partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business climate in Pinellas County, Florida.
Located on Florida’s east coast, about 120 miles south of Orlando and 60 miles north of West Palm Beach, St. Lucie County lies at the heart of the Treasure Coast.
At almost 353,000, the current population in St. Lucie County includes 231,790 residents in Port St. Lucie, the 6th largest city in Florida. Population on the Treasure Coast (St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties) stands at more than 682,500, with a regional workforce of 315,000+. According to the U.S. Census, between July 2021 and July 2022, the city of Port St. Lucie had a population increase of 13,887, the 7th largest increase in population in the country.
This competitive location also provides a spectacular setting in which to work and play. St. Lucie County’s natural resources are enviable, with more than 21 miles of pristine coastline and beaches, more than 20,000 acres of public parks and natural preserves, and miles of rivers and waterways.
With a business-friendly tax climate, low operating costs and access to more than 10 million consumers within 100 miles, it’s easy to see why businesses prosper in Polk County.
Polk’s strategic location positions businesses at the center of the state and at the heart of the global marketplace. With regional connectivity, lower cost of living, a robust talent pipeline and responsive incentive programs, Polk County is Florida’s Best Place for Business.
St. Johns County is a premier destination for not only current and future residents but also for companies considering expansion or relocation. Both large and small businesses will find new and exciting opportunities for growth in our top-rated community. The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce offers assistance to businesses and supports start-up ventures by providing information and connectivity to a variety of local resources.
The work of the Economic Development Council (EDC) aims to market and develop St. Johns County as a top-notch destination for companies considering expansion or relocation. This effort is supported by our membership and our other local, state, and regional economic development partners. EDC activities and events are designed to support the success of both new and existing businesses in St. Johns County. We offer resources to businesses and support start-up ventures by providing information and connectivity to a variety of local resources.
The Lee County Economic Development Office provides business assistance to retain existing businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and attract new business to provide a strong economy and thriving communities. The office also works to improve opportunities for the workforce to advance skills and have access to career ladders. Lee EDO has published a Development Activity Story Map that allows the public to explore new private development projects and investment activity in the county.
Powered by CareerSource Florida, our state workforce training grants offer an integrated talent support solution to help businesses find, develop and keep talented employees. The CareerSource Florida team provides the expertise, funding and resources businesses need to succeed. Whether your company does business in Florida now or plans to relocate here, our workforce training grant programs are available to help your business grow!
Business and political decision-makers look to Florida Trend to learn what's happening throughout the state, but even more to understand it.
Florida is home to 20 metro areas (three of the nation's largest) — each with its own interests, character and dynamics. Florida Trend finds the common threads, tying those competing, diverse regions together in a statewide context. For 65 years, the magazine has reported on the people and issues that have defined Florida and shaped its future — from H. Lee Moffitt to Gov. Ron DeSantis; from Tropicana to Tech Data; from small businesses to international conglomerates; from workers comp to tort reform.
The magazine and its website offer regionally-based stories and reporting with statewide impact. Florida Trend's mix of local color and thorough, hard-hitting investigative journalism is recognized each year with regional and national awards for editorial excellence.
With its history and unique perspective, Florida Trend has made itself indispensable to Florida's business community. And we remain committed to providing the best, forward-looking in-depth reporting on Florida available anywhere.
Expansion Solutions (ES) is a leading media outlet for world-class economic development content, key industry-related trends, education, and breaking economic development news. ES facilitates connections between expanding companies and economic development professionals while assisting in the growth and maintenance of key relationships between a vital community of business professionals with their fingers on the pulse of economic development.
Through our bi-monthly digital and print magazine, website, LeadGen Program, eNewsletter, social media and digital campaigns – ES has created a multi-layer platform for C-level executives, site location consultants, commercial real estate brokers and economic development organizations to exchange ideas and collaborate.
As a full-service, multi-media company with a complete suite of tools available for branding, marketing, public relations, and business recruitment assistance, ES provides a full spectrum of services and assists in bridging the gap between corporate decision makers and public and/or private agencies seeking investment. Our mission is to provide outstanding, current event driven content to inform our readers of the latest trends, news, legislation, financial programs and insights crucial to facility planning.
We’re America’s first solar-powered town, and we’re pretty passionate about it. From our 870-acre solar farm, to solar tree charging stations, to the country’s largest solar-plus-battery storage system, renewable energy is a part of everyday life at Babcock Ranch.
The City of Coral Springs Economic Development Office improves the economic well-being of the city through efforts that create and retain jobs, increase the tax base, and enhance the quality of life. The department focuses on improving government and business relations, facilitating attraction, expansion, and retention, and being a resource for business assistance in Coral Springs.
The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, is a 501(c)(3) public charity established by the Florida Legislature in 1990 as a direct support organization for the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Its mission is to be a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment.
We tell stories. We craft creative solutions. We utilize a mix of media, platforms, and content to help brands, organizations, and services describe what, how, and most importantly why they do what they do.
How do we do it?
By maintaining an array of creative talent who hold diverse skillsets, unique sets of interests, and innovative thinking.
Under the MWB umbrella, we offer traditional marketing services such as graphic design, ad creation, website development, public relations, strategic planning, media strategy, event planning, commercials production, videography, photography, and social media management. We also offer more non-traditional services such as podcasting, long-format video production, influencer marketing, mobile and voice app development, grant writing, digital animation, and merchandise design. Why do we do it?
Because we love to create. And we Create For Good.