2016 Economic Summit
Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2016 Summit featured Orange County's annual economic forecast by Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness as well as a competitive analysis of various aspects of our local economy by Rick Weddle, President of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.
The Summit also featured a Technology Entrepreneur Panel, which highlighted the region’s growing technology ecosystem. Panelists included Donna Mackenzie, executive director of FireSpring Fund; Josh Brown, founder and CEO of PowerDMS; Phil Dumas, founder of Unikey Technologies and Richard Licursi, managing partner and co-founder of venVelo. Jerry Ross, Executive Director of the National Entrepreneur Center, served as the panel moderator.
Economic Outlook Presentation: Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness
Competitive Analysis of Orange County’s Economy: Rick Weddle, President of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
Economic Summit History
Mayor Jacobs’ annual Economic Summit was launched in 2013 following a series of nine economic and job summits designed to examine the area’s varied needs. Those meetings, held in 2011 and 2012, focused on key geographic regions and industries such as life sciences, clean technology and international trade.
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Economic Summit Replay
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