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New Leadership Announced

Monday, December 12, 2011

With the conclusion of the two-year term of Laura Boisvert, Progress Energy, as myregion.org Chair, Jeffrey Q. Jonasen, Chairman of the Central Florida Partnership, has appointed Kathleen Gallagher McIver as 2012-1013 Chair of myregion.org. “We are thrilled to have Kathleen serve as the Chair of the Executive Board of Advisors.  Her deep roots in Central

Central Florida “Open for Business”

Monday, December 12, 2011

Over 250 attendees at the Regional Business Summit on Friday agreed, Central Florida is "Open for Business," as did key leaders representing Florida Governor Scott’s Jobs Council: Dale A. BrillPh.D., Florida Chamber Foundation; Tom Beck, Department of Economic Opportunity; Chris Hart, IV, Workforce Florida, Inc.; and Melissa Medley, Enterprise Florida, Inc.

"Open for Business" Regional Business Summit - Friday, December 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An interactive presentation responding to the Preliminary Recommendations from the "Open for Business" Regional Work Groups is planned for Friday, December 9, 2011. The Summit is being hosted by the Central Florida Congress of Regional Leaders, in partnership with the myregion.org Executive Board of Advisors. Confirmed to attend the Summit are: Dale A.

Open For Business Summit June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Over 150 business and community leaders from across the region gathered at the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando on Wednesday for the Regional Business Summit, hosted by Open For Business-Central Florida Coalition for Growth & Prosperity and the Central Florida Congress of Regional Leaders. The Coalition was established to address the region's

Super Region Requires Sustainable Water Supply

Monday, May 16, 2011

On Monday, May 2, 2011, Regional Water Strategy Committee Co-Chair Jim Sellen and Committee Member Steve Miller, provided a nearly two (2) hour presentation to the statewide Florida Water Resources Conference on the 10 year sustainable visioning efforts documented in 2007 by myregion.org in “How Shall We Grow?”

Open for Business - 9 Days, 900 Surveys

Monday, April 4, 2011

After only 9 days in the field, over 900 Central Florida business leaders and government sector employees had given their feedback on barriers hindering economic recovery in the eight county Central Florida footprint. The response rates of the Open for Business 2011 Central Florida Business Climate Surveys, as well as the intensity of the individual

2011 Central Florida Business Climate Survey is "Open for Business"

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

As promised, I am writing to ask for your help with an important study on the regulatory and economic challenges facing business leaders in 2011. Your participation in this 15-minute survey is extremely valuable and may have lasting effects on policy decisions affecting Central Florida for years to come.

Open for Business - Central Florida Coalition for Growth & Prosperity

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A coalition of Central Florida business associations, appropriately labeled Open for Business - the Central Florida Coalition for Growth & Prosperity, has been established to address the region’s economic recovery. Focused first on identifying economic and regulatory barriers, this broad-based coalition represents thousands of employers in the