In 2006, I gave a talk in Orlando on using the Medici Effect approach for regional development. This talk inspired a number of initiatives, but none as incredible as Medical City, a $2 billion life sciences development in Orlando. It was built specifically to create the Medici Effect by bringing together research facilities, educational institutions, clinical treatment centers, and a unique set of entrepreneurs. Its potential impact in the region is being compared to the impact of the Kennedy Space Center and Walt Disney World.
IMAGE: Medical City complex in Orlando, Florida