On March 7th, the Regional Webinar on Economic Development  was held at 6 UF/IFAS Extension offices in the state.  This workshop explained how counties may identify, implement and support successful economic development activities to increase well-paying employment opportunities and create a broader tax base.  Participants gained understanding of the basics about their local economy, how to cultivate new companies and retain existing ones.  Guest speakers included Dr. Rod Clouser, UF/IFAS Extension; Liefke Cox, Enterprise Florida; David Cooper, Workforce Florida; Lois Scott, Department of Economic Opportunity; and Richard Williams from Regional Workforce Boards.

All FACTOR programs are sponsored by University of Florida/IFAS Extension.  Thanks to the UF/IFAS facilities in Alachua, Gadsden, Hendry, Hillsborough, Okaloosa, and Osceola Counties for participating in this program.