Growing the Innovation Economy
With a university system ranked among the best in the nation, a thriving business community and an established capital infrastructure system, many of the most crucial pieces necessary to build an innovation economy are already present in Florida. They exist in large part thanks to Jeremy’s efforts. During his ten years in the Florida Senate, Jeremy crafted significant bipartisan legislation to establish funds and structures – the Florida Institute of Commercialization, Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund, Florida Opportunity Fund, and the Florida Growth Fund – that have secured capital for start-ups and allowed entrepreneurs to more easily commercialize their research and ideas. The framework for an innovation ecosystem has been mapped out, but there’s more work to be done. As a former tech executive and our next CFO, Jeremy will continue to grow Florida’s innovation economy through smart investment and bold leadership.