Fab Labs/collaborative spaces

Some of the newest tools in economic development are targeted at individual entrepreneurs and the smallest of companies. A hackerspace, also referred to as a hacklab and a makerspace, is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, typically related to technology, can meet and collaborate. A fab lab is a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication devices such as 3D printing. Hackerspaces, fab labs, and other types of co-working space can facilitate development of new technologies and products, as well as the networking that supports emerging industry clusters. Only a handful of these facilities are located in Florida today.

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