Happy New Year! This year marks the fifth year of FPL's renewed commitment to economic development and is already off to a great start. Florida's best-in-class economic developers are consistently leading the way. Congratulations to Florida's Rocket Man, Frank DiBello, President & CEO of Space Florida, on being named "Floridian of the Year" by Florida Trend magazine.
Just as each of you periodically evaluates the economic impact of your organization to your community, we wanted to quantify the full impact of our efforts, considering the multiplier of the investments and the full benefit of the companies we've helped attract to Florida. And the results are astounding. Using a third-party consultant and an independent economist to verify the data, FPL's investments in economic development have exceeded $50 billion in financial benefit statewide and helped create or retain more than 142,000 jobs. We're so proud of this effort that ensures economic stability within our state and for the communities FPL serves.
Even as we celebrate our success, we have no intention of slowing down. Our team continually looks for ways to support your efforts, and there are several new initiatives and resources available to you this year. 
First, IMPLAN economic modeling data will now be available in the  PoweringFlorida® Resource Center under a new module called Economic Impact. You'll be able to use the economic impact data to demonstrate the full value of a company's location decision for your community and demonstrate return on investment if financial incentives are involved in making the deal. We'll offer webinars and in-person training to ensure you're able to use the new tool to its full potential.
In addition to the expanded Resource Center, our PoweringFlorida® website has a new look. The website is re-organized making it even easier for site consultants, businesses and communities to find critical information such as rates, power incentives and details about why Florida can compete for data centers
Lastly, we consistently receive feedback that you'd like to know more about the basics of energy so that you're more knowledgeable when speaking with prospective companies. Save the date for a free Energy 101 course in March tailored to Florida's economic development community and select site selection consultants. The site selection professionals invited are new to the industry and will benefit from the content as well as forging relationships with Florida's economic development community early in their career. An invitation with more details will be sent out within the next week. 
And this is just the beginning. From the entire team at FPL, we look forward to supporting your community's efforts this year. 

 Best Regards,
Crystal Stiles
Director of FPL's Office of Economic Development 
FPL Resources
We provide resources and support to help drive business growth in Florida.

External marketing website with property listings from Florida's 67 counties.
Evaluate your community's competitive advantages and access corporate databases for recruitment.
Helping small businesses increase competitiveness and market share.
Information on prequalified sites and Florida's data center recruitment efforts.
Find out if a property is within FPL's service territory.
Incentives and Rates
Our customer bills are among the lowest in the nation, and now we're able to cut our rates even further.

Eligible businesses must create at least 25 new jobs per 350 kW of new demand.
Eligible businesses must have a load of 2,000 kW or greater served by a single meter, and be part of a competitive project with opportunities for lower rates outside FPL territory.
See how FPL's latest rates compare.
Rate Quote Worksheet
Use this worksheet to fill in required information to receive a rate quote.
Join the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC)




IMPLAN module coming soon to 
PoweringFlorida® Resource Center
Later this month, you'll gain access to valuable IMPLAN economic modeling data through FPL's
PoweringFlorida® Resource Center . With this data, you'll be able to:
  • Evaluate the value of an existing company or prospective project to your community
  • Assess the tax impacts of a new company
  • Demonstrate ROI for any financial incentives
  • Quantify the economic impact of your organization's activity on the community
Energy101Save the Date: FPL's  Energy 101 course in Miami on March 7
In  economic development, electricity can be a key factor in the location decision for a business. That's why we are excited to offer a one-day  Energy 101 course to learn about energy basics. You'll join up-and-coming site selectors as attendees as we go over in-classroom material and take you on an up-close and personal tour of one of our main lineman training facilities. 

What: Energy 101 course
When: Tuesday, March 7
Where: Miami, FL
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is no cost to attend this one day course. Lunch is included. 

*Invitation with details to follow soon* 
New look, easier access to key content on
Now it is even easier for you to find information on our incentives, request a rate quote and contact us about our program and resources. 

FrankDCongratulations to Floridian of the year: Frank DiBello, rocket man

Read the Florida Trend article
In December 2016, Florida announced more than 1,500 jobs from competitive projects
Magic Leap announces expansion in Plantation with 775 jobs

Contact FPL's Office of Economic Development
Crystal Stiles, Director: 561-694-4112,
Danielle Pickard, Project Manager: 561-694-3230,
Mary Dempsey, Business Analyst: 561-691-7637,
Cavario Jackson, Data Center Analyst: 561-694-3114,