Economic Development Coordinator (Full-Time), City of Deerfield Beach, FL

Responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an economic development program to promote the growth and development of the City’s economic base, assist in the retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new enterprises to the City. For additional information regarding the position please visit the City website at www.deerfield-beach.com/jobs.aspx or contact the Department…

Economic Development Coordinator – City of Deerfield Beach

Economic Development Coordinator (Full-Time), City of Deerfield Beach, FL Responsible for planning, organizing and implementing an economic development program to promote the growth and development of the City’s economic base, assist in the retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new enterprises to the City. For additional information regarding the position please visit…

CRA Coordinator – City of Pinellas Park

The City of Pinellas Park is hiring a CRA Coordinator. Salary $54,632 – $83,130.  This position will remain open until January 28, 2018. Summary: Under limited supervision, coordinates the implementation of projects and programs associated with the Community Redevelopment Plan.  Assists to varying degrees in policy making, project management, budgeting, planning, and public relations.  Acts as liaison…

City of Fort Walton Beach RFP

The City of Fort Walton Beach is seeking proposals from qualified bidders to 1) partner with the City in managing and operating the newly relocated historic Gulfview Hotel building, prominently situated in Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Also, the City is seeking proposals for 2) a long-term lease opportunity of city property, located in the heart…

Gainesville’s bright future: A look into the plans of the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

Business Report of North Central Florida Jan. 11, 2018 While the University of Florida helped put the quaint city of Gainesville on the map back in 1853, modern additions to the city have caught the attention of diverse waves of people beyond students, both prospective residents and tourists alike. With Depot Park, Bo Diddley Plaza,…

Guest opinion: Protect our CRAs and support local businesses, too

Judah Longgrear Cape Coral Daily Breeze Jan. 5, 2018 Community redevelopment agencies (CRAs) have been the subject of increased attention and scrutiny in recent months following the introduction of two bills in the Florida Legislature which would enact strict limitations in an attempt to eventually dissolve these agencies entirely. With an influx of competing information…

Avoid overreach on redevelopment agencies

Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Sun Sentinel Jan. 8, 2017 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-op-editorial-community-redevelopment-agencies-cras-20180105-story.html Guilt by association is a bad way for the Florida Legislature to make policy. Across Florida are 224 community redevelopment agencies, almost all associated with cities. As the name implies, they seek to improve blighted areas, mostly — but not always — downtowns. One of…

Commentary: Protect our community redevelopment agencies

Christopher Keller Orlando Sentinel Jan. 4, 2018 Applying local funds to solve local issues — isn’t that what it is all about? That is the formula under which community redevelopment agencies operate. It is efficient and extremely effective. Unfortunately, Florida legislators are considering limiting the effectiveness, or in some instances, calling for the elimination of…