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Economic Development

Thriving Small Business

On September 23, 2013, the Regional Community Institute of Northeast Florida, Inc. (RCI) took up a challenge posed by the Northeast Florida Regional Council.  Here is the motion they approved:

“Make recommendations to NEFRC on policies and actions that will help small businesses thrive in all seven counties of Northeast Florida.  Determine the baseline for small business, review best practices and lessons learned in and outside the region, identify the desired outcomes that would make Northeast Florida the region in Florida the most conducive to small business startup, expanded employment and long term success.  Identify the policies and actions needed to achieve the desired outcomes, making full use of opportunities such as those presented by the region’s Economic Development District designation.   Partner with innovators that care about this topic, including SBA, SBDC at UNF, SBDC at UCF, One Spark, Chambers of Commerce, JaxUSA, the Microenterprise Working Group, etc., so that policies and actions are shared and have a greater chance of success.    Recommend metrics to be tracked by NEFRC as part of its annual State of the Region report.   Report results to NEFRC in October 2014.”

RCI assigned this work to its standing Economic Development Committee, with Art Graham as Chair.  Links to baseline data suggested by participants and Committee members as potentially useful to Committee work will be posted on this page. 
The Committee has no meetings currently planned

Baseline Data Links (latest at the top)

Building Community Wealth (An action plan for NW Jacksonville)

Impact Investing: Not Just For Billionaires

Jacksonville Report on Exports from Brookings

Tech innovation puts Jax at top of heap in startup cities - Jacksonville Business Journal

Summary of HB 7023 Related to Economic Development

CFED Study on Challenges Facing Microbusiness Owners research brief

Jax Business Journal Vet Startups

FTU Jax #1 Place to Startups

Assets & Opportunity Scorecard

Aeoworks - One In Three

Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business Application

From Sustainable City Network, re: Agribusiness: “Food Hubs Bring Local Food in reach”

(2013) What is the economic performance of Northeast Florida compared to other regions?

Data and Inforgraphics

GrowJAX 2nd Sage

2011 Regional Nonemployer Stats

2011 Regional County Business Patterns Employer Stats

RCI Small Biz; Aviation schools prepare for boom in drone jobs

State of the Northeast Florida Region (Metrics)

Using Implicit Economic Multipliers to Guide Local Economic Development: An Agricultural Example in St. Johns County, Florida 2010, an IFAS Paper

Small Business Resource Network

Jax Small Business Help

Florida’s High Tech Corridor

2013 Small Business Survey

Post-June 19, 2014 Meeting Documents

Thriving Small Business Draft for Final Comment

RCI ED Committee minutes 06 19 14  draft

June 19, 2014 Meeting Documents

Eco Deve; Committee Adenda 6-19-14

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice 6-19-14

Thriving Small Business Staff Draft

Fresh from Florida - 2014 International Report


Preventing Chronic Disease

2012 Census Ag Atlas Maps - Economics

2012 Census Publications

NE FL Food Deserts EDIS

RCI ED Committee minutes 6-19-14

May 15, 2014 Meeting Documents

ED Agenda 5-15-14

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice 5-15-14

Thriving Small Business First Staff Draft

RCI ED Committee minutes 5-15-14

April 17, 2014 Meeting Documents

Ed Agenda 4-17-14

G6 Partners Meeting 3-14-14

Notes on Small Business Access to Capital in Northeast Florida

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice 4-17-14

RCI ED Committee minutes 4-17-14

March 20, 2014 Meeting Documents

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice 3-20-2014

Eco Devel Committee agenda

RCI ED Committee minutes 3-20-14

February 20, 2014 Meeting Documents

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice 2-20-2014

Eco Devel Committee agenda

RCI ED Committee minutes 2-20-14

January 9, 2014 Meeting Documents

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice - 1-09-2014

Eco Devel Committee agenda

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Minutes - 1-9-2014

December 2, 2013 Meeting Documents

RCI Eco Devel Committee Meeting Notice - 12-02-2013

Eco Devel Committee agenda

Eco Devel Committee minutes