Keynote Speaker at Economic Development Professional of the Year Award Ceremony
Governor Rick Scott confirmed today that he will attend the Florida Economic Development Council’s 2011 Conference: Introducing the New Florida as the events keynote speaker in Orlando, Florida on June 23, 2011. Scott will speak during the presentation of the Professionals of the Year dinner ceremony recognizing the achievements of an outstanding economic and workforce developer in Florida.
“The Governor’s attendance reaffirms his commitment of making economic development a top priority for Florida,” says Amy Evancho, President and CEO of the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC). “Job creation, expansion, retention and attraction are the cornerstone of the work of economic development professionals every day.”
The FEDC’s 2011 annual conference is the premier event attended by economic and workforce developers throughout the state of Florida. They explore new ways to deliver programs, expand their toolbox from a national and global perspective and more effectively work to assist the business community in creating a vibrant Florida. “It speaks volumes to know the Governor’s priorities center around economic development and the importance of job creation and capital investment to our State,” said Deborah Wilkinson, Chair of FEDC and Chief Development Officer for Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development.
Other notable speakers include Gray Swoope, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc, Chris Hart, President of Workforce Florida, Inc, Ed Morrison of Perdue University’s Center for Regional Development, and Crystal Sircy, SVP Business Retention and Expansion, Enterprise Florida, Inc. The 2011 FEDC Annual Conference takes place on June 23-24, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency, Orlando Airport. Those interested in attending should visit FEDC.net for registration information and a more detailed agenda.