The Resource Center is an analysis toolbox for communities as well as site consultants and businesses that are interested in investing in Florida. The Center blends a proprietary platform for regional evaluation and assessment with third party data sources. This includes OneSource, a detailed database of over 18 million companies around the globe. Additionally, Florida's state procurement database is integrated showing companies that are contracting with the state of Florida. All of these resources are combined in one place to generate leads for the communities of Florida.
When you register for access to the Resource Center, you choose and confirm your own password when you develop your account profile. Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters including at least 1 number or special character.
The Resource Center is a community evaluation tool that may be used for project specific purposes. As an expanding business or site selection consultant, this information is important to qualify use of the Resource Center. You are able to confidentially explore Florida's communities to evaluate information that will help you in the site location process.
FPL staff evaluates each registration request. You will receive notification within 72 hours, although we will make our best effort to process your request as soon as possible.
For economic development organizations, you have permanent access to the Resource Center. For site consultants and expanding businesses, initial access is typically 2 weeks subject to extension through conversation with FPL economic development staff.
The dashboard includes a corporate profile of the day, a news feed from Enterprise Florida and Reuters business news, an event calendar, and links to both the Regional Evaluator and Targeting Browser tools. It is intended to be a snapshot of the capabilities of the Resource Center.
Corporate profiles are a mixture of interesting companies both in Florida and around the globe. In general, these companies fall within growth sectors and have significant expansion possibility. The information contained within the corporate profile is a snapshot of the information available through OneSource, which is integrated into the Resource Center Targeting Browser tool. More information on each company is available by downloading the full report on the Profile, or through OneSource. A list of all past Corporate Profiles are available by selecting "View all corporate profiles."
What is contained within the newsfeed?
The news is a continuous stream of RSS feeds from both Enterprise Florida and Reuters.
This is a listing of pertinent trade events and conferences that may be helpful for economic development organizations to attend. It is a selection of events available through Enterprise Florida and other trade organizations around the globe.
The Regional Evaluator is a combination of two sub-modules that allow users to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their region. The sub-modules are a corporate inventory and location factor matching tool.
The Corporate Inventory allows users to fully understand what businesses exist in their community based on six digit NAICS coding across major industry sectors. This helps to identify industry clustering and existing workforce structure. This function may be performed for the user's county only, or a combination of several counties to better understand regional industry patterns. Users may select all industries or choose specific industries for analysis. Results may be filtered by size, sales, ownership and entity type.
The Location Factor Matching tool is a powerful tool to help economic development professionals better understand the mix of location factors used by businesses across major industry sectors while evaluating potential sites for future investment. It also assists regional EDOs to evaluate strengths and weaknesses against these location factors. Additionally, users may compare regional location factor results against industry requirements to identify probability of business attraction.
A regional location factor evaluation is created by the user for his/her county or a combination of several counties using the "Manage My Locations" module. On a scale of zero to 10, the user scores the selected region's assets against each location factor relevant to a specific industry sector. This can be done intuitively or using regional analysis data previously collected by each community. The more objective your self-evaluation, the more objective the results will be. Using the zero to 10 ranking scale, five is the industry norm. A value above five means your location is better than the industry norm for that factor. Users may store as many custom locations as necessary within this module.
Industry requirements are a list of weighted factors companies in specific industry sectors consider during the site selection process. The list of industry sectors and weighted location factors were developed by economic development consultants and based upon broad experience and analysis of hundreds of projects. This information is contained within "Industry Sector Corporate View."
Following a regional analysis, the next step is to compare the defined region against the industry location standard. This will help you identify your community's relative competitiveness in recruiting specific industries. This analysis identified sectors with the most lead generation potential for business attraction. It also identifies areas of weakness that can be improved.
FPL's Office of Economic Development is able to provide a labor analysis from third party vendors for your use. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-488-7703.
The Targeting Browser is intended to help economic development organizations build customized lists of companies for recruitment activities. The module utilizes the power of OneSource, which contains detailed corporate information for over 18 million companies worldwide. This browser may be used in building a list of companies within a certain sector and/or geography for a recruitment trip or other recruitment activities.
OneSource is a recognized leader in business information solutions; delivering company, executive, and industry intelligence. This intelligence helps economic development organizations specifically target desired companies for recruitment. Research may be based geographically, by industry sector, by growth projections and more. To understand how to better utilize OneSource, please visit the tutorial section of the Resource Center.
This list comes from selected events hosted by Enterprise Florida and other industry specific trade organizations. It is not at all comprehensive, but provides a good beginning to planning marketing efforts.
Utilizing the state's procurement portal will reveal companies who are doing business with Florida governmental entities. Some of these companies may not currently be located in Florida, and could potentially benefit from considering expansion into the state.
The newsfeed is intended to give you current and interesting corporate news. The feed pulls RSS feeds from two locations: Enterprise Florida and Reuters. The full feed is available by selecting "View all news." In the future, additional news sources may be added to ensure a rich variety of business news.
The events section is a select listing of trade events, consultant events and events planned by Enterprise Florida and/or Florida Power & Light. This listing is intended to be yet another resource to local economic development organizations that are planning marketing and recruitment outreach.
You may change your password from the edit profile page. Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters including at least 1 number or special character.
You must complete a new registration request if your email address changes. FPL staff evaluates each registration request. You will receive notification within 72 hours, although we will make our best effort to process your request as soon as possible.