florida.HIGH.TECH florida.HIGH.TECH 2017 - Page 5

Table of Contents Alachua County Department of Growth Management 352.374.5249 • https://growth-management.alachuacounty.us 05  Publisher’s Letter Ed Schons Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation 941.803.9036 • www.ThinkBradentonArea.com Central Florida Development Council Inc. 863.937.4430 • www.cfdc.org City of Cocoa 321.433.8800 • www.cocoafl.org City of Deltona 386.878.8100 • www.deltonafl.gov City of St. Petersburg Economic Development 727.893.7100 • www.stpete.org/economicdevelopment/ 06  Corridor Briefs Partner News from the 23-County Region 12  Sector Statistics Measuring the Region’s High Tech Industry 19  University Research Profiles of Research Collaborations Between Corridor Universities and High Tech Companies DeSoto County Economic Development Council 662.429.4414 • www.desotocounty.com Economic Development Authority for Citrus County 352.795.2000 • www.edacitrus.com Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast 800.535.0203 • www.spacecoastedc.org Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County 941.309.1200 • www.edcsarasotacounty.com Enterprise Florida 407.956.5600 • www.enterpriseflorida.com Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity 386.313.4071 • www.flaglercountyedc.com Florida Economic Development Council 850.601.0870 • www.fedconline.org 40 Making it to Mars: Corridor Companies Prepare to Put Humans on Mars 46  Space: The Next Frontier for Research Some Research Projects are Out of This World 48 Financial Services: Then and Now Tracking the Evolution from Paper Deposits to Mobile Banking 51 Future Faces of Technology Gainesville Council for Economic Outreach 352.378.7300 • www.gceo.com Haines City Economic Development Council 863.422.2525 • www.hainescityedc.com 56 Sensors: A Growing Industry Hardee County Chamber of Commerce 863.773.6967 • www.hardeecc.com Hernando County Office of Economic Development 352.540.6400 • www.hernandobusiness.com Highlands County Economic Development Commission 863.402.6924 • www.highlandsedc.com Hillsborough County Economic Development Department 813.272.7232 • www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/government/ departments/econdev Lake County Office of Economic Development 352.742.3918 • www.businessinlakefl.com Lakeland Economic Development Council 863.687.3788 • www.lakelandedc.com Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County 352.493.6797 • www.naturecoast.org Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership 352.629.8051 • http://ocalacep.com/Osceola%20County%20 Economic%20Development%20Department Orlando Economic Development Commission 407.422.7159 • www.orlandoedc.com Students Share What Sparks an Interest in STEM Highlighting the Next Steps in a Budding Industry 60  Annual Report Summary of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s Yearly Activities 66  Trade Organizations Regional Associations that Unite High Tech Industry 69 Driving the Future of Health Care Innovation in The Corridor 73 Game Changer: The BACE Workforce A New Credential Helps Fill Biotech Jobs 76 Technology that Entertains Experiencing Cutting-Edge Technology Osceola County Economic Development Department 407.742.4200 • www.chooseosceola.com Pasco Economic Development Council 888.607.2726 • www.pascoedc.com Pinellas County Economic Development 727.464.7332 • www.pced.org Faces of Technology Read about 12 Corridor innovators in profiles throughout this magazine Putnam County Chamber of Commerce 386.328.1503 • www.putnamcountychamber.com Seminole County Department of Economic Development 407.665.7134 • http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/businesses/economic- development/overview-of-seminole-county/staff-contacts.stml Sumter County Economic Development 352.689.4400 • www.sumterbusiness.com Tampa Bay Partnership 813.878.2208 • www.tampabay.org Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation 813.218.3300 • www.tampaedc.com Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation 386.265.6332 • www.teamvolusiaedc.com Volusia County Economic Development 800.554.3801 • www.floridabusiness.org florida.HIGH.TECH 2017 3