The Board of Directors of the Orlando EDC is committed to supporting efforts to encourage legislation that bolsters our economic development efforts. Before and during the Florida Legislative Session, the EDC's Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC), made up of lobbyists from EDC investor companies, works closely with education, local government, and industry trade association partners to drive home the importance of generating high-wage jobs throughout our region and the state. The LAC helps ensure that our state Legislators understand the programs and funding mechanisms necessary to build and diversify Florida’s economy, creating a world-class business location.
The Process: With input from our local, regional, and state partners, the LAC meets to review potential issues and send a recommended Legislative Agenda to the EDC Executive Committee. Once the agenda has been revised and approved by the Executive Committee, it is sent to the EDC Board of Directors for final revisions and approval. After this, the EDC and partners work to advance the agenda.
The Issues: All issues must be regional in nature, have consensus within our four-county region, and directly impact economic development.