To Attract, Retain and Grow: The History of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council
History of Florida High Tech Corridor Council
High technology industries--United States
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida
Universities and colleges
Hitt, John C.
Castor, Betty, 1941-
"To Attract, Retain and Grow: The History of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council" is a paper by Dr. Connie L. Lester and Dr. James C. Clark of the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Lester is an Associate Professor of History concentrating in the Modern South, as well as agricultural, environmental, and economic history. She is also the Program Director of RICHES of Central Florida and Editor of Florida Historical Quarterly. A Lecturer of History, Dr. Clark's concentration is on Florida history, the American South, and presidential history. "To Attract, Retain and Grow" focuses on the history of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC), which an economic development initiative whose mission is to foster the high technology industry in Florida's High Tech Corridor, spanning 23 counties with rich industries in aerospace engineering, modeling and simulation, optics and photonics, digital media, and medical technologies. The council consists of the UCF in Orlando, the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, and the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. In 1966, the Florida Legislature passed an act founding the FHTCC to support the 21-county service areas of UCF and USF. Its original mission was to expand research and educational partnerships in order to retain the Cirent Semiconductor water fabrication facility located in Orlando, Florida. In 1997, the development of all technology industries across Central Florida was added to the FHTCC's mission. UF joined the partnership in 2005.
This scientific study, conducted by the University of Central Florida’s history department, looks at the factors that contributed to the growth of the innovative technology clusters of Florida’s High Tech Corridor.
Lester, Connie L.
Clark, James C.
Original 44-page paper: Lester, Connie L. and James C. Clark. "To Attract, Retain and Grow: The History of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council."
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Originally created by Dr. Connie L. Lester and James C. Clark, and published by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.
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