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FEDC announces 2019 Florida Economic Development Week


The inaugural statewide celebration is taking place this week February 11-15th, to highlight economic developers’ contributions to job growth, investment, and workforce development. A press conference took place at the capitol promoting the week.

GCDC and Gadsden County are playing a prominent role in the week.

At the press conference Jerry Kocan (left), CEO of Four Star Freightliner highlighted his company’s $5 Million investment in Midway and his commitment to supporting the new Diesel Systems Tech Training program at Gadsden Technical Institute.

Tracy Bensley (right), General Manger of Talquin Electric Cooperative, emphasized the value to regional employers of having a strong talent development partner like Tallahassee Community College.
 

Sylvia Jackson (left) of TCC and GCDC's Beth Cicchetti, CEcD (right) also attended the event.

The city of Chattahoochee issued a proclamation celebrating the week as did Gretna and Midway.

Rural Economic Development Summit Highlight


FEDC honored 2019 Richard L. McLaughlin Volunteers of the Year at the FREDA Rural Summit in Kissimmee. John Shuff of the Wakulla EDC was presented with an award by Opportunity Florida Chair and Gadsden Countian Antonio Jefferson.

GCDC Board Meeting

Capital Regional Medical Center's new CEO Alan Keesee will be the guest speaker at the next GCDC Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 19th, from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm at the CRMC-Gadsden ER.

Alan recently received a prestigious award for his service to the communities he has served.

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