Vision Statement

Florida will have the nation’s top performing economy and be recognized as the world’s best place to live, learn, play, work, and do business. 

Mission Statement

In collaboration with our partners, DEO assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities. 

Guiding Principles

  1. Be in a state of readiness to support economic development projects, capital investment and infrastructure opportunities that advance Florida in achieving its vision.
  2. Be effectively and efficiently responsive to the global business climate.
  3. Make data-driven decisions and set credible benchmarks.
  4. Deliver successful, strategic, and clearly articulated performance.

Goals and Objectives

Goal 1.
 Further Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops vibrant, safe, and healthy communities.

Objective 1.1.   Provide  financial  assistance  and  support  (e.g.,  grant  awards, incentives, loans, emergency services, self-sufficiency programs, weatherization activities) to people eligible for Reemployment Assistance, communities and local governments, and businesses.

Objective 1.2.   Provide technical assistance and information (e.g., community and       competitiveness   planning,    public    awareness,    film    and entertainment production) that helps businesses and communities improve their local economies and their quality of life.

Objective 1.3.   Provide   workforce   development,   training,   and   placement services that meet the needs of Florida businesses and job seekers.

Goal 2.  Optimize the effectiveness of DEO’s available resources and tools.


Objective 2.1.   Ensure accountability and quality of DEO programs, services, and partnerships through prioritization, planning, performance measurement and support, reporting, and auditing.


Objective 2.2.   Improve collaboration and alignment among state, regional, and local entities toward the state’s economic development vision.

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