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Whether you need specialized training to reach your career goals, represent a business needing cutting-edge training for your employees, or are an entrepreneur seeking business support, SF's Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) is here to meet your needs.

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The Mission of the CIED

"To foster innovation and economic development by adding value and providing enrichment to individuals and organizations within our business community."

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CIED News...

Girls introduced to STEM in Porters —
Young girls in elementary to middle school embarked on a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in the Porters community that was a collaboration between a nonprofit founded by Gigi Simmons, a lifelong resident of the neighborhood, and a host of others.

Psigenics Corporation Launches Mind-Enabled Technology —
Psigenics Corporation today launched its new website featuring a training program and demonstration applications utilizing Mind Enabled Technology™.

Love-relationship startup catches eye of investors —
Isabell Springer of Driver's Ed for Love speaks about relationships to University of Florida student government leaders at UF earlier this month.

UF Graduate who founded Student Maid is working towards a bigger purpose —
Kristen Hadeed is having a busy year. Now in its sixth year, the cleaning service that offers "cleaning with class" has offices in Gainesville and Pensacola, and during the late-summer apartment-turnover season employs about 500 people.

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Alachua County is the ecosystem of innovation: place, talent and creativity. Nurturing innovation and fostering success. Growing entrepreneurs and startup companies. Welcome to living, learning, working, playing, creating, and—most importantly—thriving in our community.