The work of economic developers is the lifeblood of their communities. Largely because of their work, Florida stands today as a leader in research and innovation.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor Council) partnerships with economic development councils across the region allow us to be in contact with economic developers making a positive impact. Since 2015, The Corridor Council has been proud to support the Daniel Webster Young Innovator Scholarship Award, which honors economic developers across Florida with outstanding industry achievements in their respective communities. Presented each year at the Florida Economic Development Council conference, the award provides up to $5,000 to fund the pursuit of a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credential. This designation represents a standard of excellence in the profession and a desire to further one’s impact on their community.
Through sponsorship of this award, The Corridor Council also honors Congressman Daniel Webster who championed the concept of our organization from the start and was essential in obtaining the state funding to make it a reality. In the same spirit of his commitment to the growth of The Corridor region, economic developers who receive this scholarship exhibit unparalleled dedication to the growth of their communities. Whether working to improve community infrastructure or attract new investors, industry thrives thanks to the dedication of these hardworking men and women.
Read on to learn more about winners of the 2019 Daniel Webster Young Innovator Scholarship Award.