Driving Regional Economic Development and Innovation
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is an economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) established in 1996 to attract, retain and grow high tech industry and the workforce to support it in a 23-county region. Recognized by numerous scientific and economic development organizations for its achievements, The Corridor Council facilitates public-private partnerships to support research, entrepreneurship, workforce and marketing efforts.
The Council is co-chaired by UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright, USF President Steve Currall and UF President Kent Fuchs. It also includes representatives from the region’s 14 state and community colleges and nearly two dozen representatives of high tech industry and economic development. Paul Sohl, Rear Adm. (USN ret), directs the organization as CEO.