State of Florida Job Creation Plan

State of Florida Job Creation Plan During its 2011 session, the Florida Legislature called upon state economic leaders to re-evaluate long-standing economic development programs and structures, and formulate new strategies to strengthen job creation efforts. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity was created to streamline community, workforce, and economic development functions and promote economic opportunities…

Viva Florida: Florida’s 500th anniversary

Viva Florida: Florida’s 500th anniversary We are now less than 500 days to Florida’s 500th anniversary. In case you missed it, Secretary of State Kurt Browning joined Governor Rick Scott, Ambassador Cristina Barrios, Consul General to Spain, and several Spanish business leaders last week in Miami to begin the official Viva Florida 500 countdown. Here…

University of South Florida and National Endowment for the Arts Sponsor Intl Urban Design Competition

University of South Florida and National Endowment for the Arts Sponsor Intl Urban Design Competition TAMPA welcomes entrants to envision a new interface between the city of Tampa, Florida and the Hillsborough River. Utilizing Landscape Urbanism as a lens, Tampa seeks to refocus the Hillsborough as a SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ECOLOGIC spine for Tampa. Currently,…

FRA Members-Only Network Invitation

Are you connected with myFRA? The new members-only portion of the FRA website is a great resource for our members. MyFRA is a dedicated space for FRA members to connect, collaborate and share information to strengthen redevelopment efforts throughout Florida. On MyFRA members can: Network with other members Submit and answer member queries Collaborate using…

CCRA celebrates 10 years in Bradenton

BRADENTON — The most visible efforts of the Central Community Redevelopment Agency are about quality of life: smoother roads, less flooding, a new park with facilities galore, and a colorful housing development. But Sherod Halliburton, executive director of the agency that serves south Bradenton, says providing the area better amenities is actually part of a…