July 8th 2020

FloridaMakes is accepting proposals until 5:00 p.m. on July 23, 2020 to develop, design, launch and host our company’s website assets. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to conduct a fair and extensive evaluation based on criteria listed herein and select the candidate who best aligns with our vision.

Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County Announces Strategic Partnership with FloridaMakes

July 8th 2020

The Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County (“EDC”) announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with FloridaMakes which will add immediate value to the EDC’s long-standing Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network (TeCMEN). 

With a stated goal of maximizing the level of operational resources available to the EDC’s TeCMEN and its members, the agreement will result in TeCMEN being integrated into FloridaMakes’ statewide manufacturing workforce development activities and monthly best practice calls.  In addition, FloridaMakes will assist the EDC with promotional activities and content associated with the organization’s TeCMEN Industry Day – an event that has become the Gulf Coast region’s premier one-day technical expo.  Held annually since 2017, the 2020 TeCMEN Industry Day is scheduled for August 27 in Fort Walton Beach.

Job Alert: Staff Accountant

June 30th 2020

The successful candidate will be a highly proactive team member who performs a variety of financial, accounting and grant support services in order to meet the needs of the organization.  This position is responsible for entering financial information, preparing financial statements, maintaining cash controls and providing financial reporting. Working closely with the Finance team, the Staff Accountant will focus primarily on accounting, budgeting, compliance, reporting and variance analysis functions.

FloridaMakes is a rapidly-growing organization; the employee will continually have new and varied responsibilities.   The candidate will be skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously.

FloridaMakes Works with Industry to Sponsor the First Statewide Online Manufacturing Apprentice Program

April 30th 2020

FloridaMakes is sponsoring a statewide registered apprenticeship program –– the FloridaMakes Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship. The first program offered will focus on entry-level skills for new and existing employees in the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) occupation. 

AIF in Partnership with Space Florida and FloridaMakes Accelerates Critical Connections Between Florida Manufacturers & Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8th 2020

Announcement of the deployment of an online database for Florida’s small to large manufacturers to engage in the marketplace.  The online database, Connex Florida, started as a disaster risk mitigation effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and is proving to be a critical tool to streamline connections between Florida manufacturers and businesses in need of their products during the COVID-19 pandemic.



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