Consider the powerful impact of 11 highly productive state universities working together to transform Florida and its economy. This is the New Florida Initiative. Launched in 2010 in partnership with the Florida’s Governor and Legislature, this multi-year endeavor will ensure that Florida’s knowledge and innovation economy is sustained by high-technology, high-wage jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or “STEM”). A true and holistic transformation will also involve the areas of medicine and health care, finance, insurance, professional services, education and the arts, which are the foundation of a modern society. The New Florida Initiative is the State University System’s collaborative effort — alongside business and government — to deliver the economy, talent and innovations that Florida must have to be globally competitive.
2010 - 21st Century Annual Report (452K PDF)
Oct. 2010 – Chancellor’s Presentation to Florida Chamber annual meeting (403K PowerPoint)
New Florida Initiative Information Packet (280K PDF)
New Florida 1-Page Overview (82K PDF)
New Florida 2010
Full award details [PDF]
Listen to the Press Conference