Florida Polytechnic Independence

2009 found LEDC’s High Skill Investors on a City Visit to San Diego visiting with Research University UC San Diego and multiple Research Institutes and High Tech companies surrounding the University in La Jolla.  This trip occurred after Florida’s Governor had vetoed funding for Lakeland’s proposed Polytechnic University.  Inspired by what we had seen in San Diego, LEDC’s High Skill team along with our Partners in East Polk lobbied Florida’s Governor and Legislature to not only fund The Polytechnic in 2010, but wrote a letter to Florida’s Board of Governors petitioning them to create Florida Polytechnic as Florida’s 12th Independent University.  Florida Poly Independence Letter     Florida Poly