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Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Launches Community Education Website
 
Published Friday, August 16, 2019

 

 

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Launches Community Education Website

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., August 16, 2019 – The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official economic development partnership, announced the launch of a one-stop, education-focused website, GFLedu.org, at its board of directors meeting held Thursday, August 15 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

When businesses consider relocating or expanding operations in a community, one of the most important decision drivers is the quality and offerings of the area’s educational system. The site presents a comprehensive look at education in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County and aims to tell the story of the diverse, nationally recognized educational options available, including public and private, pre-K through postgraduate.

“Companies are particularly interested in the spectrum of schools and educational programs available for employees and their children. They also look for education-driven talent pipelines to produce future workforce-ready employees,” said Bob Swindell, President & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

GFLedu.org is an attractive site that enables visitors to see the full range of public, private and parochial school offerings currently available in Broward County. The website is part of a larger, ongoing effort to market and communicate the myriad of high-quality educational opportunities that exist in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

The site features mapping capabilities allowing visitors to view educational institutions in different parts of the county as well as showcase pages for student, alumni and teacher achievements, testimonials from local business leaders, videos that bring education initiatives to life, and much more. Key partners included Broward County Public Schools, Private K-12 schools including Pine Crest School and higher education institutions including Broward College, Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University. As part of a longtime, ongoing regional collaboration between South Florida’s three official economic development organizations, the site was modeled on a similar educational asset spearheaded by the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

For more information about GFLedu.org, please contact Susan Climan, Manager – Education Programs at scliman@gflalliance.org or 954-627-0126.

Top row, left to right: Alliance Vice Chair Juliet Roulhac, FPL; Laurie Rich Levinson, School Board of Broward County; Alliance Chair Nelson Fernandez, ANF Group, Inc.; Enid Valdez, Broward County Public Schools CTACE; Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Nova Southeastern University; Bottom row, left to right: Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University; Gregory A. Haile, Broward College; Alliance CEO Bob Swindell; Lynn Goldman, Broward Technical Colleges; Christine Dardet, Pine Crest School 


                                           


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