‘Innovation Today for Jobs Tomorrow’
Momentum 2015 is the current capital campaign for the Council for Economic Outreach.
On Dec. 1, 2010, CEO officially launched the five-year economic and community development campaign for Gainesville/Alachua County. Momentum 2015 aims to build upon CEO’s successes with its last campaign, Opportunity 2010, to create an environment in which our businesses continue to thrive.
The campaign focuses on one of the most important outcomes of Opportunity 2010: Innovation Gainesville, a model of collaboration that has brought an unprecedented approach to transform Gainesville’s economy by connecting our community’s vast resources. iG and Momentum 2015 collaboratively transforms the way Gainesville/Alachua County recruits new business and expands and grows our own tremendous talent and resources.
Momentum 2015 focuses on three main areas of economic development:
- Growing Our Own
- Expansion and Retention of Existing Business
- Marketing and Attraction of New Business
By focusing on these three areas of our economy, CEO hopes to help create 400 new jobs, expand and retain 400 jobs in the community, and to bring 400 jobs to the area through new businesses.
Under the leadership of campaign chairs Tom Mallini, M & S Bank president, and Win Phillips, University of Florida vice president of research, Momentum 2015 is set to meet all goals set out by CEO investors and to continue making Gainesville/Alachua County a leader in economic development.
CEO would like to thank our Advance Division Leadership Chairs and Volunteers:
Advance Division Leadership Chairs
- Jackson Sasser
- Bernie Machen
- Tom Mallini
- Win Phillips
- John Carlson
- Joe Cirulli
- Andy Sherrard
- J. Parrish
- Brian Scarborough
- Eric Godet
- Breck Weingart
- Tommy McIntosh
- David Wilson
- Rose Fagler
- Sam Goforth
- Chic Holden
- Marilyn Tubb
- Don Matz