The Florida Business Continuity Center (FBCC), a 14,000-square-foot facility designed to help businesses and government entities maintain operations through a time of transition or crisis, opened in Winter Haven in February.
The FBCC, with 250 workstations, is located at the Inland Fiber & Data Technology Park. The central location is situated in an area of minimal flood hazard (Flood X zone), which helps shield the site from the major damage inflicted on Florida's East and West coasts in the event of a hurricane.
Businesses and government entities can lease space at the center, which can become a temporary headquarters in the case of natural or man-made disasters. It also can serve as a temporary facility during large renovations or repairs.
"Organizations are wise to prepare early for potential downtime of their primary offices, to insure continuity of daily functions and provide convenient, close-proximity, easy-access, temporary workspace for their staff," says FBCC President Carl J. Strang III, who also owns the Polk County based commercial property developer, 6/10 Corporation.
FBCC features plug-and-play disaster and workspace recovery services. The center's amenities include advanced call capabilities, onsite technical support, private offices, conference rooms, break room, kitchen and equipment and storage space. There also are full bathroom and shower facilities.
Writer: Carter Gaddis
Source: Tim Nissen, Florida Business Continuity Center