Thursday, December 15, 2011

Florida gets a "C" grade for Following the Dollars and Turning Them Into jobs

I read a Post On Politics which  hightlighted the results of a report by Good Jobs First (a non-partisan, nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.).  According to the report, Florida's ability to trackand creating jobs which bring decent wages meets the national average. Click on link for details
Have you taken advantage of any of Florida's incentive programs, like QTI, Closing Fund or Workforce Training Grants? What has been your experience?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hit Your QTI Target On the First Try?

I’ve learned, over the years that many businesses celebrate receiving a QTI award. And obtaining a QTI award is awesome! However, a business will not receive the scheduled payments unless it demonstrates that it has successfully hit all of the established QTI target goals.

Knowing ahead of time what is required eliminates the “unknown”. When it comes to any economic incentive project, you must ensure that your target goals are in sight at all times. For this reason, I usually recommend that my clients start aiming at their economic incentive target goals as soon as an incentive agreement is executed. Waiting until your incentive report is due to determine if you have met your goals is TOO LATE.

To see the full article on Tallahassee Chamber's blog, click the link:

Friday, December 2, 2011

National Solar Selects Gadsden County For its First Solar Farm

In an article called "Ray of hope for economy in Northwest Florida" (, Florida Trend highlights how Northwest Florida can expect a burst of economic energy after being selected by National Solar Power for its first solar farm.  This $1.5-billion venture will convert Florida's sunshine into electricity.