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CareerSource Central Florida has a summer youth program where high school students aged 15-19 can explore potential career options. Students can earn up to $1,200+ while gaining experience in a career field they choose. Students can engage with the business community by exploring different workplaces, exploring college life, or gaining experience with a five-week paid internship, with the potential of working beyond five weeks.
The partnership will increase awareness of capital access options and assist small manufacturers in securing the financial and technical resources to achieve their business growth goals
FFC is a nonprofit certified development company, created by the State of Florida to promote economic development and job creation by small businesses. FFC provides SBA 504 financing and other state and federal loan programs to eligible small businesses for the purchase of owner-occupied commercial property, heavy machinery/equipment, and more.
The sunshine state had the fastest-growing population in the country last year. It’s the first time the state has taken the top spot since 1957, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Florida is the nation’s third-largest state and grew by 1.9% from July 2021 to July 2022, netting over 400,000 new residents to reach an estimated population of 22,244,823. Florida also had the nation’s fourth-fastest-growing economy between July 2021 to July 2022, growing at an annual rate of 3.5%, according to federal data.
Supply chain issues that surfaced during the pandemic remain a crucial challenge for manufacturers. A common way manufacturers deal with shutdowns and labor shortages is to re-shore or nearshore their new manufacturing facilities closer to home. Using robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), companies are keeping labor costs down, making reshoring or nearshoring more feasible. AI is becoming more cost-effective as technology advances. The data captured through AI allows companies to anticipate future problems before they happen and start to fix them before they turn into major issues.