Worth Avenue makeover a lesson in collaboration

Property owners, town say Worth Avenue makeover a lesson in collaboration Photo by: Jeffrey Langlois Coconut palms and increased planting areas are among the improvements to the Avenue. By Robert JanjigianDaily News Fashion Editor Proposals to revamp the Worth Avenue streetscape from the ocean to Cocoanut Row had been floating around several years. Each renovation…

2011 Rural Economic Development Summit – Feb.16-18th St. Augustine

2011 Rural Economic Development Summit Florida’s Statewide Rural Economic Development Summit is back! The 2011 Summit theme is Florida’s Rural Economic Development Future in the New Economy and will focus on the economic development challenges and opportunities facing rural Florida communities in today’s technology driven, knowledge-based economy. Summit Date and Location: February 16-18th, 2011 The…

Roadmap to Florida’s Future: Statewide Strategic Plan for Economic Development

Roadmap to Florida’s Future: Statewide Strategic Plan for Economic Development In this global economic crisis, diversifying Florida’s economy is more compelling than ever and the statewide strategic plan for economic development is more relevant than ever.  By statute, Enterprise Florida produces the statewide strategic plan for economic development, Roadmap to Florida’s Future, on behalf of…

FRA in the News – Palm Beach Post

Downtown trolley now award-winning downtown trolley by Andrew Abramson A trolley ride from CityPlace to Clematis Street just became more prestigious. The Florida Redevelopment Association honored West Palm’s Downtown Development Authority with the “Annual Award for Project Excellence in Transportation Enhancement.” West Palm was one of numerous cities around the country last decade to receive…

Maximizing Tax Increment Financing

Tax increment financing is a unique tool available to cities and counties for redevelopment activities. It is used to leverage public funds to promote private sector activity in the targeted area. The dollar value of all real property in the Community Redevelopment Area is determined as of a fixed date, also known as the “frozen…