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Envision Alachua July 25, 2011


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Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce/CEO/iG Presentation for Plum Creek's Envision Alachua Task Force

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Envision Alachua July 25, 2011

  1. 1. Gainesville, Florida We make cool things happen.
  2. 2. Gainesville Accolades <ul><li>Top 50 Best Places to Live and Launch (Fortune Small Business Magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>Top 50 Best Places for Business and Careers last 4 years ( </li></ul><ul><li>#10 Hotspots for Young Professionals to Live & Work (Next Generation Consulting) </li></ul><ul><li>#1 College Town for 2010 – </li></ul><ul><li>1 of 15 Cities Worldwide participating in the Green Capital – Global Challenge (Carbon War Room) </li></ul><ul><li>First Solar Feed-In Tariff in U.S. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gainesville Accolades <ul><li>Highest Creative Class Job Growth in the Nation Through 2018 According to The Atlantic </li></ul><ul><li>#1 in Frommer’s Cities Ranked & Rated* </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hot Spot for Research in Florida” by Florida Trend </li></ul><ul><li>#2 Incubator in World – Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator in Alachua, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>#10 in Next Generation Consulting’s Hot Spots for Young Professionals to Live & Work – Mighty Micros </li></ul><ul><li>#22 in’s Smartest Cities in America </li></ul><ul><li>#14 Smartest City in America – National Brainpower Index/ </li></ul><ul><li>* 2007 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gainesville, FL - home to the University of Florida - is the biggest projected gainer, with a projected 17.7 percent increase in creative class jobs. Author: Richard Florida. The Atlantic ( August 2010)
  5. 5. Creative Class Continued <ul><li>Richard Florida article in The Atlantic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biggest gain in Creative Class jobs will be in Gainesville </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Class jobs are higher-paying, higher-skill jobs for knowledge, professional, and creative workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs in science, technology, and engineering; business, finance, and management; law, health care, and education; and arts, culture, media, and entertainment </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Gainesville/Alachua County
  7. 7. Gainesville & Alachua County Population Alachua County: 259,560 Gainesville: 124,919 Region: 1,168,959 State of Florida: 18,880,367 Gainesville’s favorable location within North Central Florida draws from a population base of more than a million
  8. 8. Strong Labor Market <ul><li>Gainesville draws residents from 11 surrounding counties </li></ul><ul><li>Alachua County has a civilian labor force of 133,213 (May 2011), a 3.9% increase from 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Highly-skilled graduates produced from public/private schools as well as the University of Florida and Santa Fe College </li></ul>
  9. 9. Alachua County Snapshot - June, 2011 <ul><li># of Job Openings = 9493 </li></ul><ul><li># of Registered Unemployed = 10,725 </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployed Per Opening = 1.13 </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment = 8.2 % (FL – 11.2%) </li></ul><ul><li>Most Future Job Openings? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prof/Tech Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program; Occupational Employment Projections Unit </li></ul>
  10. 10. Demographic Indicators: Regional Education Experience Source: WITS (Demographics Now) This is view of how Alachua County significantly outperforms the other counties in the region in terms of educational attainment; this is a critical asset that should be better leveraged to grow and recruit companies and retain students. As was noted further in the interview and forum stages, the disparate nature from one high school to the next, one program to the next demands a closer analysis and drill-down into the work required for a county-wide standard of excellence. Educational Attainment (% Bachelor or higher)
  11. 11. Education Level Attained Alachua County contains some of the most highly skilled residents in the State of Florida Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Bureau of Labor Market Information, Florida Planning Report
  12. 12. Cost of Living From 2007 - 2010, the cost of living in Gainesville has remained below the national average.
  13. 13. The University of Florida <ul><li>Ranked #5 in Biotechnology Research, Tech Transfer and Commercialization of Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized among the nation’s leading research universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>UF faculty attracted more than $678 Million in research and training grants last year </li></ul>
  14. 14. Santa Fe College <ul><li>Students earn associate of arts degrees from one of more than 50 technology and applied sciences programs </li></ul><ul><li>SFC’s associate of science program prepares students for highly-skilled professions in biotechnology and information technology </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 60% of annual grads enroll at the University of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Charter member of the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges, a group of only 20 in 15 states. </li></ul>
  15. 15. In 2009 – Community Economic Development Strategic Planning Process <ul><li>The Challenges and the Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Assess existing capacities, infrastructure, and assets in opportunity areas </li></ul><ul><li>Measure the region’s competitiveness in target industries and sub-specialties </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate global trends in these industries and their implication for regional planning of infrastructure, economic development, workforce development, and marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what gaps exist and how/if they can be addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance partnerships and assets that ultimately increase the region’s value proposition to companies </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Economic Drivers: </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable/alternative energy </li></ul><ul><li>Water-related technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing (devices, drugs, food products, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Retention of Student and Faculty as Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Inherent Key Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Job creation </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Brand development </li></ul><ul><li>Commercialization </li></ul>
  16. 16. Data Highlights: New facts on the uniqueness of the Gainesville economy
  17. 17. What is currently driving the regional economy? Source: Moody’s Obviously the regional economy has a good spread of sectors, industries and therefore jobs. The size of the bubble is the relative size of the regional employment total, and the growth to the right of the axis suggests those sectors that are still continuing to expand, especially biomedical, research, building and construction, engineering and design. Yet, not taking into account the 2009 decline nor necessary interventions to continue growth and competitiveness will suggest that the region must create its own future.
  18. 18. Research Findings: Gainesville Knowledge Economy Building Blocks Innovation Driver Building Blocks Clean Technology Competency Building Blocks Industry Sector Building Blocks “ Smart” Infrastructure Advanced Computing Nanotech & Devices IT & Software Advanced Materials Biological Sciences Process Engineer- ing Human Life Science 21 st Century Logistics Alternative Energy Agricultural Life Science
  19. 19. Industry Target #1: Human Life Science <ul><li>Within this industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Devices and Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Niche areas for Gainesville </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regenerative Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetics </li></ul></ul>Human Life Science
  20. 20. Industry Target #1: Human Life Science Local Assets <ul><li>Shands Cancer Center </li></ul><ul><li>Proton Therapy Institute </li></ul><ul><li>UF Expertise/Leadership in Clinical Trials </li></ul><ul><li>McKnight Brain Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Powell Gene Therapy Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Center of Excellence in Regenerative Health Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Local Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banyan Biomarkers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optima Neuroscience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AGTC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RTI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exactech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Axogen </li></ul></ul>Human Life Science
  21. 21. Industry Target #2: Agricultural-Based Life Sciences Agricultural Life Science <ul><li>Within this industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedstock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemicals and Fertilizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Niche areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crop Management </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Industry Target #2: Agricultural-Based Life Sciences Local Assets Agricultural Life Science <ul><li>USDA Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology </li></ul><ul><li>UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants </li></ul><ul><li>UF’s Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Water Resources Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Nutrition Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Food Distribution and Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Smell and Taste </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Organic Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Local Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BioProdex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Plant Genetics, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ABC Research Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biological Consulting Services </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Industry Target #3: Alternative Energy Alternative Energy <ul><li>Within this industry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Power, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel Cells (show promise but remains primarily in R&D phase) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Niche areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biomass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fuel cells </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Industry Target #3: Alternative Energy Local Assets Alternative Energy <ul><li>Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>GRU Solar Feed-in Tariff – 1 st in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Sybac Solar </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Cell Research and Training Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>UF-DOE High Temperature Electrochemistry Center </li></ul><ul><li>FISE Technology Incubator’s Prototype Development & Demonstration Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Laboratory (BEST) </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuel Pilot Plant </li></ul><ul><li>GREC – Gainesville Renewable Energy Center – Biomass Plant </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Local Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sybac Solar – FL’s largest private solar installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AZonic Solar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sestar Sustainables </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Industry Target #4: Integration of Industrial Design, Adv. Manufacturing, and Delivery 21 st Century Logistics <ul><li>Gainesville is home to several distribution centers as well as several innovative start-ups: </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-mart Distribution Center </li></ul><ul><li>Dollar General Distribution Center </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Food Group’s Customized Distribution Center </li></ul><ul><li>Streamline Numerics (advanced engineering software) </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Scheduling (transportation software) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized training programs and facilities – Located in Lake City, the Banner Center for Logistics and Distribution is led by Lake City Community College, with partners from North Florida and around the state. </li></ul>
  26. 26. What were the barriers…? <ul><li>“ Scarcity Mindset” is compromising willingness and ability to collaborate – need to shift to “Abundance Mindset” </li></ul><ul><li>Existing gaps that will impede innovation and future growth: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of connectivity/collaborative mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence within silos – need more crossover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student and youth talent underdeveloped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ineffective public-private partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Land/Buildings ready for new business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier Permitting Process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of Capital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of strong brand and external communications strategy </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Innovation Gainesville #1 Asset = KNOWLEDGE!
  28. 28. <ul><li>Health Technologies: leveraging the region’s expertise in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Human Life Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals, biologics, devices, equipment, and research and testing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural Life Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feedstock, chemicals and fertilizer, and food science/crop management) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Technologies : leveraging the region’s expertise in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agricultural Life Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>chemicals and fertilizer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biomass, solar and Fuel Cells </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Building and Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>waste management, recycling technologies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Create a local internship program/Focus on </li></ul><ul><li>STEAM ( S cience, T echnology, E ngineering, A RTS, M ath) </li></ul><ul><li>to raise the bar in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Establish robust & diverse local investment funds </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen connections between diverse groups/Connect community to regional research centers </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Common Message describing OUR capabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Annual Innovation Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Earn While You Learn High School Internship program; Parent Outreach Mentoring; Cade Virtual Museum; Every Child Has a Mentor; Expanding Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Have land and buildings prepared for occupancy, Shorter Permitting Process; Establish robust and diverse local investment funds </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity Events; “Knowledge Network” – Network of Networks, Entrepreneurship Mentoring; Community Business Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a Common Message describing OUR capabilities for both local and global audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Annual Innovation Prize </li></ul>Innovation Gainesville The Plans
  30. 30. LEARN Innovatively – TechQuest
  31. 31. LIVE and LEARN Innovatively - StartUp Quest <ul><li>FloridaWorks and UF Office of Technology Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>$175,000 Workforce Training Grant for Entrepreneurship Training to 83 unemployed, educated individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Built plans around 13 UF inventions </li></ul><ul><li>Teamed with local entrepreneurs as mentors for 8 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to stretch return on training dollars in investments in companies that will create new jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Grow our own management teams </li></ul>
  32. 32. Local UF Bioscience Startups Source: Office of Technology Licensing, University of Florida
  33. 33. Progress Corporate Park 1,200 + Employees
  34. 34. Major Gainesville Employers Employees University of Florida 14,723 Shands Hospital 12,588 Veterans Affairs Medical Center 4,317 Alachua County School Board 4,299 City of Gainesville 2,200 Florida DCFS 2,319 Publix Supermarkets 2,056 North Florida Regional Medical Center 1,700 Nationwide Insurance Company 1,300 Alachua County 1,120 Santa Fe College 796 Wal-Mart Distribution Center 736 Gator Dining Services 625 Dollar General Distribution Center 624
  35. 35. Strong Business Community <ul><li>Gainesville is home to some of Florida’s and the nation’s top businesses including: </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide Insurance Company </li></ul><ul><li>RTI Biologics. (Bioscience) </li></ul><ul><li>Nordstrom, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>CH2M HILL (Engineering) </li></ul><ul><li>Exactech, Inc. (Medical Device) </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Inc. (Customer Service) </li></ul><ul><li>SYSCO Redistribution Center </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart Redistribution Center </li></ul>
  36. 36. Recent Local Company Successes <ul><li>Gainesville’s Grooveshark – Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Start-up Roombug featured in WSJ, NYT and Chronicle of Higher Ed </li></ul><ul><li>WiPower, a GTEC company, is acquired by a Fortune 500 company </li></ul><ul><li>InterMed Biomedical, 352 Media, O2BKids! & Nuclear Medicine Professionals make Inc. Magazine’s list of 5K fastest growing companies </li></ul><ul><li>Banyan Biomarkers awarded $26.3 Million DoD contract to develop diagnostic blood test for trauma </li></ul><ul><li>Prioria awarded $2.8M contract with Canadian Dept of National Defense </li></ul>
  37. 37. What else is happening to drive jobs and innovation?
  38. 38. Cade Museum for Innovation & Invention The Cotton Club
  39. 39. Innovation Square
  40. 40. Shortening the journey from discovery to market for Florida’s tech startup companies.
  41. 41. Infusion Technology Center
  42. 43. Workscape the ecology of the new office
  43. 44. Site and Context
  44. 46. We make cool things happen.