(1) Before December 1 of each year, Enterprise Florida, Inc., shall submit to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Senate Minority Leader, and the House Minority Leader a complete and detailed report including, but not limited to:
(a) A description of the operations and accomplishments of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and its divisions, boards, and advisory councils or similar entities created by Enterprise Florida, Inc., and an identification of any major trends, initiatives, or developments affecting the performance of any program or activity. The individual annual reports prepared by each division shall be included as addenda.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 288.906
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Department: means the Department of Economic Opportunity. See Florida Statutes 288.005
- Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
- Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
(b) An evaluation of progress toward achieving organizational goals and specific performance outcomes, both short-term and long-term, established pursuant to this part or under the agreement with the department.
(c) Methods for implementing and funding the operations of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and its divisions, including the private sector support required under s. 288.904.
(d) A description of the operations and accomplishments of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and its divisions with respect to aggressively marketing Florida’s rural communities and distressed urban communities as locations for potential new investment and job creation, aggressively assisting in the creation, retention, and expansion of existing businesses and job growth in these communities, and aggressively assisting these communities in the identification and development of new economic development opportunities.
(e) A description and evaluation of the operations and accomplishments of Enterprise Florida, Inc., and its divisions with respect to interaction with local and private economic development organizations, including the identification of each organization that is a primary partner and any specific programs or activities which promoted the activities of such organizations and an identification of any specific programs or activities that promoted a comprehensive and coordinated approach to economic development in this state.
(f) An assessment of job creation that directly benefits participants in the welfare transition program or other programs designed to put long-term unemployed persons back to work.
(g) The results of a customer-satisfaction survey of businesses served. The survey shall be conducted by an independent entity with expertise in survey research that is under contract with Enterprise Florida, Inc., to develop, analyze, and report the results.
(h) An annual compliance and financial audit of accounts and records by an independent certified public accountant at the end of its most recent fiscal year performed in accordance with rules adopted by the Auditor General.
(2) The detailed report required by this section shall also include the information identified in subsection (1), if applicable, for each division established within Enterprise Florida, Inc.