KUA To Assist EDC In Marketing Osceola County

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., November 16, 12:00 pm — The Board of Directors of the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has approved a 4-year, $50,000 funding request to assist the Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Mid-Florida, Inc. to market Osceola county.

The EDC is an organization that helps business and is dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s industries and creating a competitive economic climate where businesses can thrive. To meet this goal, the EDC provides key services and support, which range from relocation and expansion expertise to export counsel to long-term planning with its community partners.

“KUA has taken the lead in Osceola county tonight by supporting our efforts to expand and relocate businesses to this community,” Darrell Kelley, president and CEO of the EDC, said at Wednesday evening’s board meeting. “Osceola has the infrastructure, climate and quality of life that businesses throughout the world are seeking. It’s time to get the word out.”

The EDC will market the Osceola region worldwide as a top location for business. In addition, they will work with local companies to assist them with expansion plans and other business concerns. Over the past five years, these types of efforts in Central Florida have resulted in more than $6 billion in capital investment, more than 34,000 jobs and nearly 19 million square feet leased or constructed.

KUA is Florida‘s 7th largest municipally-owned utility serving 53,000 electric, water and internet customers in five Central Florida counties. KUA will be celebrating its 100th year of serving the community in 2001.

Contact: Chris M. Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777, ext. 1116
cgent@kua.com