Russell S. Thompson

The New Economic Development and Airport Technical Advisory Committee

At the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on July 13, 2021, the board approved unanimously the merger of the current Economic Development Technical Advisory Committee (ED-TAC) and Airport Advisory Committee (AAC), which creates the new Economic Development & Airport Technical Advisory Committee (EDA-TAC). This merger is intended to reduce redundancies and enhance productivity. The new ordinance is to take effect immediately. 

Innovation Collective Focuses on New Tech for 55+

Innovation Collective (IC) is a national company focused on community and economic development in Hernando County through a partnership with Let’s Grow Hernando. Let’s Grow Hernando is founded by local business owners Wayne and Cyndi Johnson, formerly of Accuform. The Innovation Collective has hired a full time local resident, Sam Eshelman, who is the community lead. Through roughly 70 events per year, IC provides a culture of connection, learning, and clear paths to starting and growing companies.