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Consultants Praise Central Florida Business Park

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Central Florida Business Park on Ham Brown Road in Osceola County received high marks from site location consultants participating in Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program.

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SkyWater Technology Recognized as 2021 Partner of the Year during RAM NCFR

Friday, April 9, 2021

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.

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SkyWater Expanding with Florida Facility to Accelerate Domestic Advanced Packaging Capabilities for Microelectronics Manufacturing

Tuesday, 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.

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Osceola County Seals Deal with SkyWater Technology to Operate Center for NeoVation

Monday, January 25, 2021

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.

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Osceola County Launches New Program to Aid Businesses with Utilities

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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.

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Osceola County Streamlines Business Assistance Grant Program

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Based on feedback from applicants, Osceola County is streamlining the Business Assistance Grant Program to make it even easier for businesses to apply.

Details of the new grant are available on the www.weveopenedsafely.com. The new criteria utilizes four categories instead of employee count and offers a flat amount ranging from $5,000 to $75,000.

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