ORLANDO, FL, (June 24, 2015) – Edgefactory, a leader in creative multimedia brand experiences, today announced the company has been selected by GrowFL as one of the companies selected from more than 500 nominations statewide, as one of this year’s FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH finalists.
Edgefactory has been described as a small, yet ambitious media power house. Established in 1999, with a mission to create inspiring brand media with energy, emotion, and of course, edge, the factory has been honored with over 67 International awards, including Florida’s Fast 50 in 2015 and an EMMY© award in 2013. With triple digit growth over the past two years, 2015 brings new excitement as the factory has moved to an all-new, 5,000 square foot, production facility, doubling their current space and staff; making Edgefactory a Florida company to watch!
FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH is an awards program that celebrates privately held companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.
“As a company, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the creative multimedia brand experiences they need to wow their audiences worldwide, while also providing unparalleled customer service. This commitment has allowed us to experience not only tremendous growth as a company, but become a proud member of Florida’s thriving business community as well,” said Brian Cole President/CEO Edgefactory. “Edgefactory is truly honored to be recognized as a GrowFL Company to Watch.”
“FLORIDA COMPANIES TO WATCH is honored to recognize another outstanding group of companies,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “This is our fifth year of celebrating business leaders throughout the state of Florida. Being selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program provides growing businesses the credibility and recognition that distinguish them among their competitors. In Florida, these businesses account for five percent of the companies and nearly 30 percent of the jobs. They make a difference and we’re happy to offer them the recognition they deserve.”
The 2015 awards will be presented live, November 5, 2015, at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida.
edgefactory is an EMMY© award winning producer of creative video, meetings and special events for Fortune 500 companies, major industry associations and a host of other organizations. Founded in 1999, edgefactory is a multi-disciplined creative resource offering an array of services from creative writing, video production, digital signage, graphic design, 3D imaging, instructional design, original music and technical support. With offices in Orlando and the Midwest, for more information on edgefactory call 1(866)291-3343 or visit the company web site at edgefactory.com.
GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. By providing strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth through Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is a statewide economic development organization certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe For more information: http://growfl.com/