Plant City kicks off economic development campaign

PLANT CITY — City business and government leaders drew a panoramic picture of Plant City Tuesday, from its available acreage, to its easy-access transportation routes, schools, work ethic and amenities. Hosting its first-ever economic development forum, this community east of Tampa and west of Lakeland, known best as the winter strawberry capital of the nation,…

City council gives Zephyr Plaza approval for changes

ZEPHYRHILLS — Zephyr Plaza shopping center in Zephyrhills may soon receive a face-lift with the property redeveloped as a storage facility along with a retail store and a restaurant. On Monday, the Zephyrhills City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit to allow a mini-storage, which was not permitted under the property’s current zoning. The…

Volusia Cities Find Success in Collaborative Effort

Economic development practitioners from 8 cities bordering US1 corridor, collaborated to discuss ways to revitalize this corridor, and create a better environment for business, eliminate blight in the Corridor and provide social and educational activities in these areas. A recent Corridor Improvement Study was completed by The Volusia Transportation Planning Organization which provided vital information…