Innovation Caucus meeting focuses on economic development, workforce and more

By: Melissa Roberts

Innovation leaders around the state gathered on August 16 for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s quarterly Innovation Caucus meeting. Senator Jeff Brandes led a discussion on innovation’s role in Florida’s economic development and additional topics included current and future workforce, angel investment and the future of Florida’s innovation economy.

Other discussion leaders included:

  • Jackson Streeter – CEO, Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research
  • Spiro Stefanou, Ph.D. – Professor and Chair of Food & Resource Economics, University of Florida
  • Blaire Martin – Director, Florida Angel Nexus
  • Aaron Schmerbeck, Ph.D. – Chief Economist, CareerSource Florida

The next Innovation Caucus meeting will be held at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Future of Florida Forum in Orlando on Thursday, September 29 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.