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Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes Announce Finalists for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards

April 30th 2018

The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes today announced that 27 manufacturing companies have been named as finalists for the second Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards. The winners, chosen from the finalists, will be announced at the 2018 Governor's Sterling Awards Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on June 1 in Orlando.

NIST MEP Receives Increase in Federal Funding

April 6th 2018

The House and Senate passed a massive FY18 Omnibus Appropriations package (HR 1625) funding the federal government through September 30th averting another government shutdown and the need for another Continuing Resolution.

FloridaMakes Appoints Larry L. Bull, Createch Machine and Design, to Statewide Board of Directors

April 6th 2018

FloridaMakes, an industry-led public-private partnership aimed at improving the productivity and technological performance of Florida’s manufacturing companies and strengthening the state’s manufacturing economy, has appointed Larry L. Bull, president and chief executive officer, Createch Machine & Design, to its board of directors.

FloridaMakes Makes Florida Manufacturing More Competitive

March 29th 2018

Manufacturing plays a significant role in the national economy, accounting for roughly 12 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturing in Florida accounts for just over 5 percent of the total output in the state (gross state product) and employs just over 4 percent of the workforce. This ranks Florida 45th among the 50 states and District of Columbia in terms of manufacturing’s contribution to the gross state product. This translates to more than $47 billion in economic output (2016) and more than 354,000 manufacturing jobs. These are high-paying jobs as well, with an average annual compensation of more than $67,000 in 2016.

NIST MEP Cybersecurity Update: What You Need to Know

March 23rd 2018

This FloridaMakes webinar is given by the Cybersecurity Program Manager at NIST MEP, Patricia Toth. Pat is working with MEP Centers nationwide to improve the cybersecurity posture of small manufacturers and has important information to share about security requirements such as NIST SP 800-171, and how to protect your business.

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