Florida Power & Light announced this week the release of PoweringFlorida.com — an online resource billed as a one-stop shop for site selectors and a free market resource center for local economic development organizations in Florida.
FPL’s new site includes EMSI’s robust workforce data and the tools/information from GIS Planning, bringing these third-party resources together for the first time on one site. The goal: to provide the best data and information in one place to help encourage business growth in Florida.
Here more from FPL’s press release:
“Across the country, companies looking to expand are demanding reliable and accessible information to guide their decisions, and to maximize their investments,” said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, a leading site consulting firm. “PoweringFlorida.com has achieved a first: bringing the best planning and workforce data together in one click. What that means for companies and their site selectors is unfiltered and unparalleled insight – county by county and block by block. What that means for Florida is a competitive advantage for the right types of jobs and investment.””We greatly benefit from a strong partnership with FPL and its Office of Economic Development. FPL’s enhanced marketing efforts and resources provided to economic development organizations and the state are proving to be valuable assets for attracting and expanding business in Florida,” said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
“FPL is a strong economic development partner in the Northeast Florida region. Beyond providing a discounted rate incentive, the FPL team is aggressively marketing the state to attract economic development projects. We appreciate the assistance and support that FPL provides to our partner counties to grow our region’s economy,” said Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership of the Greater Jacksonville Region.
PoweringFlorida.com is live now for site selectors worldwide and local economic development organizations in Florida. FPL plans to demonstrate the website’s functions to local economic development stakeholders at Enterprise Florida Inc.’s meeting in Tallahassee later this week.
For any region, county, or community in Florida, the website includes detailed information on demographics, consumer spending, wages, and the workforce. Here’s what the site brings up for the Orlando workforce using high-level industry and occupation data from EMSI:
For more, visit PoweringFlorida.com.