St. Petersburg to host first CRA Summer Summit

City officials, along with the Citizen Advisory Committee for the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), will host the first annual CRA Summer Summit at the Enoch Davis Center Auditorium, 1111 18th Ave. S., on Tuesday, June 19. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and will continue until public comment is finished. The public is invited to attend…

County Officials Looking to Reuse Old Properties

MARIANNA, Fla. – Counties from Escambia, to Jefferson, and everything in between, have vacant properties that just aren’t helping economic development. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosts an annual program that teaches county officials ways to help redevelop the properties. Often times, gas stations, laundromats, landfills and other old properties will be left vacant for years,…

How Culture Shapes Economic Development

One of the big questions in urbanism is the degree to which culture shapes economic development. Traditionally, it was thought that culture follows from economic development: The more developed and affluent that a city becomes, the more money that it has to spend creating art galleries, museums, concert halls, and other cultural venues. But my own writing…

Principal Planners – Pinellas County

Principal Planners: Long Range Planning, Redevelopment Planning Organization: Pinellas County Planning Department Annual Salary: $58,198 – $96,054 Apply to: For more information and to apply visit employment.pinellascounty.org Apply By: July 8, 2018 Description We are recruiting for two Principal Planners to join the Pinellas County Planning Department’s Long Range Planning and the Redevelopment Planning Sections.…

Atlantic Shores Boulevard Design Services – City of Hallandale Beach RFP

The City of Hallandale Beach is seeking proposals from qualified engineering Firms, hereinafter referred to as the Consultant, to provide 100% design development services and construction administration for Atlantic Shores Boulevard, Hallandale Beach. The design services are to increase safety, implement wider sidewalks, and improve the roadway on Atlantic Shores Boulevard. Atlantic Shores Boulevard is…

PLANNER I – City of Largo

PLANNER I The City of Largo, Community Development Department – Planning and Development Services Division is seeking candidates for a Planner I position.  A key professional team member within the Community Development Department to provide first point of contact for developers, citizens and professionals seeking information on the planning process and answers to specific land…

Suwannee County earns national achievement award for Business Incentive Program to promote Economic Development

WASHINGTON – Suwannee County Business Incentive Program has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized “Suwannee County Business Incentives” program in the category of Community and Economic Development, this is a performance based tax…