2016–2017 Annual Report Posted by The Florida High Tech Corridor

September 25 | impact reports

A Message from the President in our 2016–2017 Annual Report

If you live in Florida, there is a good chance you live in the Florida High Tech Corridor. From Suncoast to Space Coast, our thriving high-tech hub spans 23 counties. Through a unique partnership with dozens of economic development, workforce, academic, and industry partners, The Corridor has supported the growth of high-tech industry in this region for more than 20 years.

Coupled with the unique spirit of partnership you can only find here, the evolution of technology has enabled our programs to transform in ways we could not have imagined when this organization was founded. Keeping up with high-tech economic development means not just planning for tomorrow, but for many years to come. Projects are already underway to ensure The Corridor continues receiving recognition for its efforts to build a region where research and innovation thrive.

Before we close the book on 2016–2017, I invite you to join me in reflection on another fantastic year of growth. Please read on for details about The Corridor’s achievements, initiatives, and programs over the past year.

Ed Schons, President
Florida High Tech Corridor Council

To view other impact reports: 2021–22 Annual Report | 2020–21 Annual Report | 2019–20 Annual Report | 2018–19 Annual Report | 2017–18 Annual Report

The Florida High Tech Corridor Posts 2020–2021 Annual Report

This past year, we have continued to persevere together in tremendous fashion. While fueling the growth of legacy programs like our Matching Grants Research Program and stemCONNECT, we sponsored research to combat COVID-19, expanded access to critical entrepreneurial resources, launched economic diversification initiatives, made important technology concepts more accessible to future generations, and more.