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2012 Economic Development Leadership Award

Congratulations 2012 Winner!

Each year, CoreNet Global recognizes economic development organizations for their innovations, strategies and leadership by presenting the annual Economic Development Leadership Awards, regardless of the size or location of the economic development organizations.

Winner:
From Left: Gray Swoope, Enterprise Florida; Bernie McShea, Space Florida
Space Florida
Space Florida was selected, along with Enterprise Florida and the NASA/Kennedy Space Center, to participate in the successful site-selection process for the Boeing Commercial Crew Program headquarters and manufacturing site. Boeing estimates that this agreement with Space Florida will create approximately 550 HQ, engineering and precision manufacturing/assembly jobs in the local area by December 2015, the date by which Boeing expects the CST-100 commercial crew capsule to become operational in carrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

Judges:
Alan Bainbridge, BBC Workplace
Del Boyette, Boyette Strategic Advisors
Dennis Donovan, WDG Consulting
Robin Ronne, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Allison Thompson, City of Cedar Hill, Texas