Saturday, October 10, 2009

Photonics mentioned in Florida Trend magazine, October 2009

The current issue of Florida Trend has several interesting articles, including the cover story on the "Medical City" being developed at Lake Nona in Orlando that includes the UCF College of Medicine and Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences along with the Burnham Institute and several other operations:

But the article that really caught my eye is the one on Orlando & Orange County -- -- where in the opening paragraph it says (emphasis added):
"Even as tourism continues to define Orlando’s public face, the non-tourism economy — spurred on by bioscience, simulation and other high-tech sectors like photonics — should emerge from the mouse’s shadow to become the dominant economic force."

Another example for me that with the help of our many partners around the state, and in particular the FPC, UCF/CREOL, and the FHTCC and other EDCs, photonics is being recognized as the high-tech force and economic driver that the industry clearly is.

Jim Pearson
FPC Executive Director

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