For Immediate Release
Report Praises Center as a Best Practice for Economic Development
- $187.6 million in total economic output
- $58.4 million generated in labor income
- 1,000 jobs created or sustained
- $77.3 million in revenues for Florida retailers
- $8.6 million in state and local tax revenues
Founded in 2003, the National Entrepreneur Center (NEC) operates as a public/private partnership catalyzing entrepreneurial growth in Orlando, the state of Florida, and across the nation. The NEC is home to a variety of independent, non-profit organizations offering free business coaching, low-cost training and resources designed to accelerate the growth and development of small businesses. In addition to creating a nationally recognized business development model, NEC resource partners have collectively coached and trained more than 150,000 business people, and facilitated more than $150 million in small business loans since its inception in 2003. For more information, visit http://www.nationalec.org.
The University of Central Florida (UCF), the nation's second-largest university with more than 60,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity and reputation, and today the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. Known as "America's Leading Partnership University®", UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region's success now and into the future. For more information, visit http://today.ucf.edu.