Florida Regional Councils Association Unveils New Economic Scorecard Website Utilizing Six Pillars Metrics

Florida Regional Councils Association Unveils New Economic Scorecard Website Utilizing Six Pillars Metrics  TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 31, 2014) — Florida’s Regional Planning Councils received a new suite of economic development tools recently, as the Florida Regional Councils Association launched a new website on regional metrics.  Each of Florida’s eleven regional planning councils will now be…

Orlando gives up $4.6M to spur downtown growth

For the past 18 months, Orlando has given downtown developers a break on the fees meant to pay for transportation improvements — to the tune of $4.6 million. The incentive is meant to spark downtown development. Developers are supposed to pay transportation-impact fees to make up for the increased traffic their projects will put on surrounding roads.…

Manatee County plans to dissolve CRAs Sept. 30

MANATEE — County officials plan to dissolve two existing community redevelopment areas by Sept. 30 and launch a new district Oct. 1. Manatee County commissioners Tuesday reviewed a tentative timeline for the demise of the 14th Street West Community Redevelopment Area and the South County Community Redevelopment Area during a workshop session at County Administrative…

Largo clears downtown financing plan

LARGO – The funding to allow new economic development incentives for Largo’s downtown district passed through quickly March 18. The city now is one step closer to being the first in the Tampa Bay market to offer the “unique incentives,” Economic Development Manager Teresa Brydon said. A resolution allowing the incentives will be up for…

National Redevelopment Watch: Cleveland Develops Local Businesses through Micro-Project

Micro-projects aim to restore a shattered area Can Cleveland flower again? FOR decades, they have stood in stark juxtaposition: the manicured landscapes and tranquil grounds, the Van Goghs and Monets displayed in cavernous marble halls; and the abject poverty, crime and joblessness just outside. University Circle is home to Cleveland’s most cherished cultural and public-service…