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.

Governor DeSantis signs Executive Order 20-91, “Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency”

April 2nd 2020

This order provides the necessary and broad authority for manufacturers, as designated in the DHS Guidance, to present to local governments and, in some cases, customers as a basis for continuation of their production operations.

The FloridaMakes Network Reports New Impact Numbers (Q4 - 2019)

March 13th 2020

-- $1.6 billion dollars in economic impacts -- 9,137 manufacturing jobs created or retained -- An average of $4.5M in impact and 28 jobs created or retained per company --

The FloridaMakes Network Urges Importance of Supply Chain Disruption Planning

March 12th 2020

Advanced preparation and business continuity planning will mitigate risks and help a business continue operating despite a crisis.



Learn how FloridaMakes works with Florida manufacturers – and how we can help unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for your business.