David Coddington joined the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance as Vice President – Business Development in June, 2010. In his role at the Alliance, David and his team are responsible for assisting local, national, and international companies already doing business in Greater Fort Lauderdale when they consider an expansion. His team is also responsible for attracting and assisting prospective companies considering an expansion and/ or relocation to Greater Fort Lauderdale. David’s focus within the targeted industries is technology. He is the Founder of the South Florida TechGateway. The TechGateway is a collaborative effort of technology businesses, universities, technology industry organizations and economic development organizations to bring visibility to the strong cluster and legacy of technology companies in South Florida and to assist the continued growth of the technology ecosystem.
David holds B.A. degrees in Geography and International Studies from the University of South Florida. He is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional certified by the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute).
He is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beaches. He is presently on the Governmental Affairs committee for the BOMA Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beaches Chapter. He was formerly on BOMA Florida State Sustainability Committee and Co-Chair of the chapter’s Sustainability committee.
He is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and a former committee member for Green Schools Initiative. He also served on a sub-committee for the Broward County Climate Change Task Force.
He is also a member of the trade association for developers, owners and investors in industrial, office and related commercial real estate (NAIOP) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). David is also a graduate of the Leadership Broward Foundation Class 30.
David is also on the Board of the South Florida Technology Alliance. SFTA is a non-profit business organization that fosters the growth and success of IT hardware, software and services providers and users in South Florida by offering relevant industry programs, networking and business development opportunities.
David presently serves on the boards of both Leadership Broward Foundation Executive Board and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Broward County’s Community Energy Strategic Plan Committee which provides a framework for Broward County community-wide reduction of the overall energy use and power consumption by focusing on behavioral change, increasing efficiency and encouraging use of alternate energy source.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County. Some of the services offered by the Alliance staff include assistance with business relocation or expansion and site selection; incentive programs and information; market research; and serving as a liaison for workforce development between WorkForce One Employment Solutions, educational institutions and the business community.