Recently the Florida Chamber Foundation hosted its Innovation Caucus meeting in Tallahassee, where Innovation Caucus members met to discuss how strategic investment, talent supply and research collaboration will propel Florida’s innovation and entrepreneurial economy.
“Through innovation, we can drive our economy to what we all aspire for –
high wage, high skill jobs and competitiveness in a global economy.”
Florida Research Consortium and Florida Chamber Foundation Trustee
During the meeting, leaders from various industries of the innovation economy led discussions on their future development plans. Policy discussion by legislative leaders included Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg), Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando), and Sen. Jeremy Ring (D-Margate).
The Florida Chamber Foundation and the Florida Research Consortium are leading the effort to produce an important research report that will be published this fall. This Blueprint for Florida’s Innovation Economy will assess the impact of expanding innovation activity on Florida’s economy and create a roadmap for state-level policy and investments.
Innovation Caucus meetings are held quarterly throughout the rest of the year. Upcoming meetings will include leaders from various components of the innovation economy who will discuss future plans. To view additional interview video clips, click here.
If you are interested in participating in our Innovation Caucus or you would like more information on how you can get involved with Blueprint for Florida’s Innovation Economy research, please contact Dr. Jerry D. Parrish at JParrish@FLFoundation.org.