City, county reveal new economic development model

Leon County Administrator Vince Long and Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez have created a plan to make the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency the area’s designated economic development organization, replacing the now-dissolved Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County. Under the plan, the IA — which is made up of the city and county commissions — would be…

CRA straying from intended purpose

I would like to challenge the purposes of the Community Redevelopment Agency. It appears the agency is straying from the original purposes of redevelopment. It is providing taxpayer dollars to businesses and entities in direct competition with existing local businesses. Now for some history about redevelopment. Back in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, the…

Sale & Redevelopment of Firestone & Bloxham Annex Properties – Tallahassee, Florida

Bid No:  RFP 0079-16-RWT-RC Issue date: February 24, 2016 Bid Name:  Sale & Redevelopment of Firestone & Bloxham Annex Properties Due Date:  April 28, 2016 @ 4:30 PM Scope of Work: On behalf of the City of Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Tallahassee Procurement Services Office isissuing this request for proposals for the sale and redevelopment of the Firestone…

CDFA Florida Roundtable Endorsed by the Florida Redevelopment Association

Columbus, OH — The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) is pleased to announce the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) as an official endorser of the CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable. FRA joins CDFA’s partner, the Florida Development Finance Corporation (FDFC), as a supporter of development finance education throughout the state. The CDFA Florida Financing Roundtable, in…