Florida's Strategic Plan for Economic Development 2018-2023 Designed to Sustain Economic Resiliency

Aug 03, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced the completion of Florida’s Strategic Plan for Economic Development 2018-2023. DEO led the development of the five year statewide strategic plan to sustain the future of Florida’s economy.

The plan outlines Florida’s vision and mission and identifies goals, strategies and tactics critical to improving business expansion, recruitment, retention and job creation in state. The plan establishes three goals for Florida for the next five years:

  • Lead the nation in resilient, sustainable economic growth and prosperity;
  • Lead the nation in global competitiveness as a location for talent, business, innovation and tourism; and
  • Lead the nation in quality of life and quality places for residents, communities and visitors.

Through a collaborative effort, 15 state-level agencies developed the plan under the leadership of DEO to extend Florida’s economic success to every Floridian. The number of partnerships expanded for the second Strategic Plan and now include local governments, local and regional economic development organizations and workforce development entities. The expanding team of partnerships were key to a successful implementation of statewide goals.

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of DEO, said, “The plan’s focus is to provide every Floridian the opportunity to access jobs and economic growth, and to withstand any disaster Florida may face. Through this plan, 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.”

For more information and to view the Strategic Plan 2018-2023, visit www.FloridaJobs.org/FL5yrPlan.

About DEO

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity combines the state’s economic, workforce and community development efforts. This new approach helps expedite economic development projects to fuel job creation in competitive communities. For more information, including valuable resources for employers and job seekers, please visit www.floridajobs.org.


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