Growing Good Jobs Without Tax Incentives

By: Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute and government watchdog. Each year, lawmakers debate the merits of spending part of your hard-earned paycheck to pay companies to open or grow a business in the Sunshine State. While tax incentives are an important part of a sustainable, long-term economic development

GrowFL Helps Businesses Address Growth Challenges

Expert Panel Presents Finance Strategies for Second-Stage Growth Companies As the leader of a growth company one of your main challenges is financing that growth.  GrowFL is bringing together experts in the field of finance to help businesses navigate this often demanding and taxing landscape. Business leaders and CFOs are encouraged to attend an interactive session designed to help companies

GrowFL Presents Omega Medical Imaging with CEO Nexus Cup

Company Finds Exceptional Success in Niche Medical Market Omega Medical Imaging, world-class manufacturers of Fluoroscopic Imaging Solutions, was recently awarded the CEO Nexus Cup presented by GrowFL.  The Sanford, Florida based company was founded in 1991 and specializes in the niche market of interventional imaging.  Examples of products include customized X-Ray C-arms and interventional endoscopy imaging devices. The CEO Nexus

Report: Investing in Second-Stage Companies Would Add 25,000 Jobs to Florida

Report: Investing in Second-Stage Companies Would Add 25,000 Jobs to Florida FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Morgan L. McCord January 13, 2015 850-212-5052 or 850-222-5052 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – GrowFL, a state program designed to grow and develop the biggest job-creating companies in Florida should be expanded, according to a new report from the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute, Florida

GrowFL Presents PlusOne Solutions® with CEO Nexus Cup

Central Florida Company Develops Proven Solutions to Reduce Contractor and Vendor Risk PlusOne Solutions® (, one of only a few nationally accredited background screening agencies in the U.S., proudly accepted the prestigious CEO Nexus Cup, presented by GrowFL.  The Orlando-based company offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to reduce the probability of hiring potentially high-risk contractors and vendors.  Their

GrowFL Economic Impact Report 2011-2013

Review and foreword by William H. Owen, W. H. Owen Consulting, Inc. FOREWORD Thank you for including me, once again, as part of your review team for the Florida High Tech Corridor and the UCF Office of Research and Commercialization (UCF). This memorandum summarizes my impressions and observations regarding my review of the recently completed economic impact analysis of the

GrowFL Presents: Innovation Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding Today

Innovation and entrepreneurship efforts run strong throughout the Central Florida region. Great success has been achieved by these entrepreneurial companies raising funds on popular crowdfunding websites and at large in-person gatherings. But, have you ever wondered what exactly crowdfunding is? Below are the presentation, view of the tweets from audience members, as well as an area where you can download

Newly Released Statewide Florida Economic- Impact Study Credits GrowFL’s Influence as a Major Job Catalyst

Generates $587 Million to Florida’s Economy and Nearly $20 Million in Tax Revenues The GrowFL Economic Gardening® (GrowFL) program has released a statewide economic impact study detailing its influence as a major job catalyst in the state. The report, developed as part of the program’s ongoing effort to analyze and document its productivity and sustainability, highlights how the organization has