Three Volusia Businesses on GrowFL Companies to Watch List

Details Flowers Software, Techfit Digital Surgery and Yaupon Brothers American Tea Co. are among the 50 companies recognized as Florida Companies to Watch by GrowFL.

The awards program – now in its 12th year – honors second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities and broadening new industries throughout Florida, according to a GrowFL media release.

Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state, according to the release.

66 finalists were announced earlier this year, and the 50 honorees were selected after a final round of judging by a panel comprised of past honorees, economic development leaders and corporate partners of GrowFL.  Companies were judged on a number of criteria including growth in number of employees; impact of the business in the job market; increase in sales and/or unit volume; current and past financial reports; innovativeness of the product or service; response to adversity; and contributions to aid community-oriented projects, GrowFL said in the release.