Invitation to NegotiateOpportunity Florida is a not-for-profit economic development organization representing the following counties: Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Washington, and Wakulla. We provide support for these counties and the existing businesses within them. Each of the county governments financially contributes to Opportunity Florida. We also interact with all of the Chambers of Commerce and local Economic Development Organizations.
It is our intent to increase utilization of the Opportunity Florida website for business recruitment as well as promotion of intra-region commerce. To that end, Opportunity Florida would like to entertain proposals for extensive enhancements and capacities to its existing website and/or creation of a new website: www.opportunityflorida.com.
There are considerable tasks and features that we want to add to our website and a list of some items includes the following;
1) regional business directory or link to a database
2) ability to have floating advertisements of significance
3) community and regional classified sections
4) data banks and accessibility to them, we host an outside site database and need to ensure it is compatible with our website
5) independent email capacity
6) hosting so that Opportunity Florida staff can upload directly and daily
8) ability to track visitors through Virtual Visitor (or similar device)
9) links to county, regional and state partners
10) Strong Search Engine Optimization (SEO) attributes
These are just a few of our aspirations regarding the site. If you have other ideas that enhance the region's Internet exposure, please include those ideas into your proposals. Please contact us by April 12, 2017 to set up a time to discuss your suggestions for this site and answer any questions you may have.
We believe the site's look is good and do not wish to change that, so with the limited items listed above, feel free to "open the box" to other innovations necessary for our site to become 'the' internet portal for these 9 counties.
Susan Estes, Opportunity Florida
4636 Highway 90, Suite K
Marianna, FL 32428