The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) today announced a new economic development plan for Florida, the Florida 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 growing economy.
The plan outlines Florida’s vision and mission for economic success and identifies goals, strategies and measures critical to improving business expansion, recruitment, retention and job creation in the 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, DEO led multiple state agencies in the development of the Strategic Plan 2018-2023. To provide a successful statewide implementation of the plan, local governments, regional economic development organizations and workforce development entities were included in the discussion and creation of the new plan.
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of DEO, said, “As Florida’s lead agency for economic development, we are excited to welcome more organizations to contribute to the state’s strategic plan. We know this expanding team of partners will give Floridians greater opportunities for success. It is the strength of our state’s collaborative efforts that will continue to make Florida the best place in the nation for individuals, businesses and communities to thrive.”
For more information and to view the Strategic Plan 2018-2023, visit FloridaJobs.org/FL5yrPlan.