Thursday, November 19, 2009

FPC in Article from the Progress Energy Fall 2009 Issue of Circuit

The FPC is featured in the recent Progress Energy issue of Circuit, the economic development publication from Progress Energy. It cites such important contributions from photonics as direct employment of 5,700 workers and generation a $3.6 billion annual economic impact on Gross State Product and features thoughts from Bahaa Saleh, dean of the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Rob Randelman, president of Ocean Optics and Alex Fong, FPC President and Senior Vice President of Life Sciences and Instrumentation, Gooch and Housego (Optronic Laboratories and ChromoDynamics).

Photonics is increasingly important and visible as a key element of Florida's economy. Check out the article in the Progress Energy Fall 2009 issue of Circuit on "Florida Photonics Cluster Enabling Growth of Jobs, Businesses" in which FPC President Alex Fong is quoted:

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