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    One of UWF’s strategies for success has centered on cultivating long-term relationships and partnerships with the local community, businesses and government.

    CREO supports the economic development in Northwest Florida by providing technical assistance in the form of information, data analysis, and implementation of specific projects and programs. Check out the state funded grants and programs CREO is currently offering to enterprises.

    Industry Recruitment Retention Expansion Fund

    PURPOSE

    The Industry Recruitment Retention Expansion Fund is a grant program created by the Governor and Legislature of the State of Florida, and administered by the University of West Florida’s Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE), to aid the Disproportionately Affected Counties of Northwest Florida in their Economic Recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Required ROI: 1.5
    Capital investment is required
    Minimum creation of 10 net new jobs in rural areas; 30 job minimum elsewhere
    Limited to the 8 disproportionately affected counties