Osceola County, Florida – NeoCity Way – the central transportation corridor for Osceola County’s emerging technology hub for the creation of high-paying jobs and economic diversification – opened Wednesday, May 19, 2021.
The 2.1-mile long roadway opens up NeoCity to future development. The new road, which was partially financed with a $5.8 million grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provides NeoCity with a half-moon shaped main thoroughfare linking the technology hub to U.S. Highway 192 at Denn John Lane at its northern terminus, and south to U.S. 192 to Bill Beck Boulevard.
The new roadway, which includes a 1,600-foot spur called Ethos Park Drive, features two lanes of traffic with a divided and landscaped median, a grade-separated 12-foot Veloway specifically dedicated to bicyclists and rollerbladers, and two 10-foot wide sidewalks on each side of the road. In addition to the state economic development grant, local funds were used to complete construction of the $11.3 million project, which broke ground about two years ago.
While new to Osceola County, SkyWater Technology is already making its mark in the community – honored as the “Partner of the Year” during the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, which runs April 8-10 at Osceola Heritage Park.
“SkyWater has been an enthusiastic newcomer to our community and its team has not hesitated in embracing our traditions. We are so grateful for their partnership and contributions to our community,” said Osceola Commission Chairman Brandon Arrington.
SkyWater Expanding with Florida Facility to Accelerate Domestic Advanced Packaging Capabilities for Microelectronics ManufacturingTuesday, January 26, 2021
SkyWater Technology, the only U.S.-owned and operated pure play Trusted foundry, today announced a public-private partnership with Osceola County, Florida and BRIDG to accelerate access to domestic development and manufacturing services for microelectronics advanced packaging. SkyWater has established a subsidiary, SkyWater Florida, to assume operation of the Center for NeoVation, a state-of-the-art 200 mm semiconductor manufacturing facility that will become the foundation for the company’s leading-edge advanced packaging technology services. SkyWater will utilize the 109,000 square foot facility, with approximately 36,000 square feet of cleanroom space, to rapidly address emerging commercial and government agency needs for U.S.-sourced electronics.
SkyWater Technology – the only U.S.-owned and U.S.-based pure play semiconductor foundry – is coming to NeoCity in an agreement approved by the Osceola County Commission and company officials today.
SkyWater, which specializes in development and manufacturing of integrated circuits, will take over operation of the Center of NeoVation from the University of Central Florida. UCF is surrendering its obligations and investment under the existing lease agreement. BRIDG will remain as a non-profit partner to attract industry collaboration, while also fulfilling, and building upon, existing Department of Defense contracts.
Working with local utilities, the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners has launched a new program to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 to meet utility payments.
The one-time grant, the Commercial Utilities Assistance Program is designed to work seamlessly with Toho Water Authority, KUA and Duke Energy all participating.