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The Economic Development Council Hosts its 2014 Annual Meeting

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Posted at 2:20 PM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 10:34:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. (EDC) hosts its 2014 EDC Annual Meeting Thursday, September 25, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Turnbull Center. This annual event, which signals the end of the EDC's fiscal year, features EDC Chair Dr. Jim Murdaugh highlighting the successes and accomplishments from his first year as Chair while also previewing the region's economic development projects and initiatives for the coming year in front of an expected crowd of 200. The EDC is a program of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

"Our region has had so much to be proud of this past year and this event is a great opportunity to highlight our successes and celebrate the positive momentum for this community," said Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce & EDC President/CEO Sue Dick. "It's also a chance for our local business leaders to hear about the entrepreneurial successes taking place in another region of the state, and how we can continue to enhance our local economy by adopting and implementing their effective strategies here to help enhance our already thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem."

The EDC Annual Meeting will also feature a keynote speech from David Day, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Technology Licensing at the University of Florida. Mr. Day has played a prominent role in the success of the Office of Technology Licensing since arriving in 2001 and manages the university's successful business and technology incubator program which includes the Florida Innovation Hub and the Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, which took top honors worldwide in April 2013, when it was named the 2013 Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association.

About the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. (EDC) is a public/private partnership between the City, County and private investors who are committed to creating jobs and building a stronger business community. By connecting the private sector, education and local government, the EDC helps join forces to foster entrepreneurialism, advance local businesses, grow targeted industry sectors and attract innovative companies to our area. Through product development, marketing, research, technical and business assistance, management of special incentives and zones, and establishment and oversight of industry sector initiatives that strengthen the competitive advantage of the region, the EDC is aggressively serving the needs of regional employers and creating an opportunity for our graduates and our children to stay in Tallahassee.