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Not Only Elite Schools Have Economic Development Value

Posted on November 3, 2016

Think-tank Brookings says all higher education institutions have the potential for major economic impact on their surrounding areas. Brookings says regions can do more to leverage their education institutions. Learn more here…

Newly Renovated Gainesville Health and Fitness Women’s Center Opens

Posted on November 1, 2016

Gainesville’s newest women’s fitness center has opened, courtesy of Gainesville Health and Fitness.  Get the story here…

How Recent Workers’ Comp Court Decisions May Affect Florida Business

Posted on October 28, 2016

Recent Workers’ compensation court decisions may result in increased costs for Florida businesses. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has given contingent approval for an overall workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent statewide. Learn more…

How Office Design Can Catalyze an Innovative Culture

Posted on October 28, 2016

“Change Your Space, Change Your Culture” by Rex Miller, Mabel Casey and Mark Konchar asserts that the design of an office environment has major implications on its culture. If you are looking to heighten the culture for your company, learn more here…

Economic Development Ballot Initiatives on the Move in Multiple States

Posted on October 27, 2016

There’s more to the November 8 ballot than the presidential election. In several states, economic development initiatives are on the move. Read more at SSTI…

City Manager Announces Selection of Community Redevelopment Agency Director

Posted on October 25, 2016

City Manager Anthony Lyons is pleased to announce the selection of Sarah Vidal-Finn to lead the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). As director, Vidal-Finn will lead redevelopment efforts in the city’s urban core. Vidal-Finn most recently served in an interim director capacity for the CRA. She played a pivotal role in the development and execution…

Sharpspring Moves Global Headquarters to Innovation Square in Gainesville

Posted on October 25, 2016

Innovation Square has a new tenant – Sharpsring. Founded in 2012 by Rick Carlson, SharpSpring, a multi-national publicly-traded marketing automation company, officially moved into the Nimbus Office Building Near UF, its custom-built global headquarters in Innovation Square. n the past three years, the company has experienced exponential growth with the addition of over 75 employees,…

Advanced Technologies / Robotics Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

Posted on October 24, 2016

Today’s manufacturing operation is clean, modern and brimming with career potential. Stephen Gray, CEO of Gray Construction talks technology, robotics and advanced manufacturing on

UF Researchers Close in on Citrus Greening Cure

Posted on October 17, 2016

UF Researchers are using gene therapy to close in on on a cure for the deadly citrus greening disease that has nearly decimated Florida’s citrus crop. More information at…   

Gainesville Leaders Gain Insights, Learn About Best Practices in Austin

Posted on September 28, 2016

Look around you, and you will see signs that the Chamber’s vision of Greater Gainesville as a global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity is materializing in our region. Yet we realize that though we have made progress as a region, much work remains to be done. Studying and experiencing regions with similar attributes, assets…

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