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A vision for Sarasota’s bayfront

The Sarasota City Commission will hear tonight from a community-based group that has been endeavoring to create a shared vision for the 42 publicly held acres that include the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and other civic buildings. Bayfront 20:20 — a coalition of organizations that have voluntarily joined together and hired a consultant with…


Economic Development Summit for Florida City Officials

The FLC University presents JANUARY 14, 2015 – NOVA UNIVERSITY DAVIE CAMPUS TOOLS THAT WORK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Effective economic development requires leadership.  Policy decisions, implementation strategy and economic reality ideally come together to achieve a community’s economic development goals.  This program provides real-world guidance on the fundamentals and tools of realistic economic development.  Elected officials can use them to guide strategies…


New CRAs bring a ‘Happy New Year’ to 3 Volusia cities

Three Volusia cities are entering the New Year with solid plans for longterm redevelopment of their primary urban corridors. The Volusia County Council recently approved requests from Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach officials to create Community Redevelopment Areas (CRAs) that cover practically the entire stretch of US1 through the two Southeast Volusia cities – as well as certain adjacent tracts.  And last…