Publisher: PR Newswire
Date: December 9, 2011
Building on a break-out inaugural year, the 2012 Florida Companies to Watch awards program returns to give second-stage businesses throughout Florida another opportunity to join a group of nationally recognized Companies to Watch honorees. This program celebrates growing second-stage companies headquartered in Florida and is presented by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching”. The program is held nationally in Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, expanding in 2012 to northeastern California and Washington state.
“The Florida Companies to Watch celebrates the success of companies that make a significant difference in our economy. In Florida, they account for eight percent of the companies and more than 30 percent of the jobs,” said Tom O’Neal, Associate Vice President for Research and Commercialization at UCF and Executive Director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute. Read more here.