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Main Street to make its case

EUSTIS Staff Report When the city cut Eustis Main Street Inc. funding levels from $58,750 in 2011 to $25,000 last year, it left the nonprofit organization in a hole that’s proving difficult to escpare, city commissioners will hear tonight. The organization is currently facing a deficit of nearly $15,000 this year and has outlined several…


EDA Partners with National Governors Association to Accelerate Economic and Job Growth

EDA Partners with National Governors Association to Accelerate Economic and Job Growth The mission of the Economic Development Administration<> (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. The agency has a competitive grant process and has established the…


Florida Rural Economic Development Study

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) engaged Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA) to develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan for Rural Florida, which includes the following regions: Florida’s Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative (FHREDI), North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) and Opportunity Florida. Three counties, Flagler, Nassau, and Walton, are also considered part of Rural Florida. Rural Florida…


Top 20 reasons to become a member of Florida Redevelopment Association

The Florida Redevelopment Association brings together professionals from around the state who are involved in preserving and improving Florida’s communities. Founded in 1974 to promote redevelopment and growth of downtowns, the original base was Businesses and Downtown Development Authorities. The focus was later broadened to encompass Community Redevelopment Agencies and Main Street Programs. Today, the FRA also includes consultants, vendors, non-profit organizations, developers and other redevelopment entities.…


Sociable City Leadership Summit 2013

Throughout North America, cities struggle to manage active nightlife. Increased crime, fights, noise, litter, and DUI are among the common challenges. Resources and budgets are limited to address these issues. Yet practical, cost‐effective solutions do exist. The RHI State Summit series showcases the best strategies to plan, manage and police nightlife. Learn how your city…


Bartow Looks for New CRA Director

BARTOW | Six months after reorganizing the Bartow’s Community Redevelopment Agency, the city is still searching for a permanent executive director. City Manager George Long, who now supervises the agency’s director, said he’s expanding his search, hoping to elicit more applicants. “We have a few applications — 12,” he said, “but I want to do…