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How a fast-growing tech company finds the right talent in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 30, 2018 11:53:02 AM

All companies, and particularly those in information technology, face the challenge of finding talent for growth in an ever-tightening labor market. Smaller, newer players like Luminar, a six-year-old manufacturer of LiDAR-based sensors for vehicles, have to woo the best of the best away from brand-name behemoths.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Innovative Technologies

One company’s solution to the widening skills gap

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 3, 2018 9:18:28 AM

As any CEO in the science, technology, engineering or manufacturing space already knows, the STEM shortage is real. Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, leaving companies struggling to fill skilled jobs with a limited pool of talent. According to Chief Executive’s most recent CEO Confidence Survey, the availability of a skilled workforce ranks No. 2 among CEOs’ greatest concerns, the No. 1 fear being another recession.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing, News & Media

BRIDG gaining momentum with new partnerships

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 23, 2018 8:51:02 AM

As one of the world’s most versatile microelectronic fabrication facilities, BRIDG is gaining new strategic partners including Siemens, Massey Services and Face® International Corporation.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, News & Media

Florida increases its Research and Development Tax Credits

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jun 23, 2017 5:08:48 PM

Florida will nearly double its investment in Research and Development (R&D) when it raises the maximum amount of tax credits available to companies to $16.5 million in 2018. The R&D tax credit, now capped at $9 million, encourages and rewards manufacturers who bring new or improved products to market, as well as manufacturers who improve the manufacturing process.

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Topics: Economic Development, Advanced Manufacturing

One of the most advanced research & manufacturing labs in the world opens in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 25, 2017 2:06:46 PM

The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, home to BRIDG, was completed on schedule – 24 months after design began – and is ready to host new manufacturing technologies as the anchor of a 500-acre, master-planned site owned by Osceola County called NeoCity.

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Topics: Projects, Advanced Manufacturing

Building blocks of sensor development in Orlando

Posted by Jack Roth on Mar 22, 2017 1:58:13 PM

The most versatile microelectronics manufacturing and research facility in the world is less than twenty minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Located in Osceola County, Fla., BRIDG provides more than 109,000 square feet of lab and office space for researchers to develop the next generation of smart sensors, photonics, and optics that connect the world through the Internet of Things (loT). That connection will change the way we live and will help solve some of the planet’s biggest problems.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing

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