Boyette is in its fifth year of working with FPL’s Office of Economic Development on its Strategic Program of Work. Boyette’s assistance includes program development related to marketing and relationship building, targeted sector identification, organizational assessment, and economic development leadership training, among other areas. One of the major initiatives that Boyette initially assisted FPL with was the identification of targeted business/industry sectors for its service territory and development of location criteria for each sector that is utilized in the web-based PoweringFlorida Resource Center tool offered by FPL to Florida communities.
Using this tool, Florida communities can rank themselves online to determine the business/industry sectors that are the best fit for their location, among many other services. Boyette has also planned and conducted Powering Florida seminars, which focused on educating elected officials on the economic development process, and assisted with the planning and delivery of Illumination, a continuing biannual economic development event focused on creating a linkage between Florida’s economic development professionals and industry leading site selection consultants.