Economic Development News

Economic Development News – including civic arts programs and culture, urban redevelopment, tourism, and related news from the Send2Press Newswire service.


RMA Awarded Management Contract by City of Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Oct. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA today announced it has been selected by the City of Cape Coral, Florida to provide implementation management consulting services related to the Bimini Basin Implementation Plan. The award-winning economic development firm will provide a scope of services including investment attraction, property acquisition and the promotion of development opportunities.

RMA to Provide Consulting Services for City of Greenacres

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 2, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) today announced it has been hired by the City of Greenacres to develop a vision for the City and create a strategic action plan. RMA will guide the 8th largest municipality in Palm Beach County towards future economic growth by implementing the firm’s proven strategies which have reinvented numerous cities throughout the state.

RMA Wins First Place Communication Awards

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) employees won multiple awards at the recent Florida Festivals and Events Association event, securing two first place prizes in categories related to communications. RMA was recognized with top honors for their PR/Media Campaign for the 6th Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration and for their Community Engagement Program for Pompano Beach’s Neighborhood Ambassadors.

iFOS Managing Consultants Awarded Multi-Year Financial Review Management and Resolution Program Blanket Purchase (BPA) Agreement

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 8, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS) received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to provide Financial Review Management and Resolution Professional Services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Agency.

Rural South-Central Iowa Sees Over $480,000 in Grant Windfall for Local Organizations

OSCEOLA, Iowa, July 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rural organizations throughout south-central Iowa, specifically, the city of Osceola and Clarke County Iowa look to their development corporation, the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), for grants and other assistance to add value and benefits to the communities they serve.

RMA to Guide Economic Redevelopment for City of Hallandale Beach

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., July 10, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) has been selected by the City of Hallandale Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to create a new vision plan for the City and to update the CRA plan in order to stimulate economic development activities, attract investment and spur redevelopment/revitalization.

RMA Positions Downtown North Miami for Revitalization with ‘To NoMi is to Love Me’ Marketing Campaign

NORTH MIAMI, Fla., June 27, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) has announced that the “To NoMi is to Love Me” marketing and branding campaign for the North Miami Downtown District will be revealed during Jazz at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) on Friday, June 29, 2018.

First small cells come to life in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March, 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — XG Communities LLC and the City of Sacramento announced that multiple carriers have received permit approvals to build small cells in downtown Sacramento. Mobilitie began construction immediately and already has sites on air. Sacramento’s model invites carriers and connectivity providers to enhance wireless coverage and capacity for the citizens of Sacramento by leveraging city-owned assets.

Entertainment Line-Up: Jaded Aerosmith and Deep Fried Funk Join the Dania Beach Arts and Seafood 6th Annual Celebration

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 23, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tribute band Jaded Aerosmith will light up the stage on Saturday, May 19 followed by a captivating performance by R&B band Deep Fried Funk on Sunday, May 20 at the 6th Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration. The 2018 lineup features an electrifying cast of performers and a diverse range of acts, including Classic Rock Therapy, Whipping Post and Latin group Catabella to name a few.

RMA’s Kevin Crowder on What Cities Need to Know Before They Seek a P3

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., March 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kevin Crowder was in great demand at the recent Florida Council for Public Private Partnership (P3) conference in Orlando. As the Economic Development Director for RMA – Redevelopment Management Associates he has successfully guided many cities through the complicated P3 process. During the conference, he shared how cities can avoid some of the biggest P3 pitfalls and emulate the most successful P3 projects.

Tipp Pride Begins Engagement with Bruns General Contracting on their $4.9M Stadium Project

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Feb. 28, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — During the latter portion of December, the Tipp City School Board and the Tipp Pride Association identified Bruns General Contracting as their choice for a general contractor for the new community stadium. The Tipp Pride Association initially estimated the stadium construction costs at $6.5M, however, after initial design choices and further examination using a process known as value engineering, Bruns now believes this funding number to be $4.9M.

RMA Taps New Beer Trends to Combat Urban Blight

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the craft brewery trend matures, RMA ( Redevelopment Management Associates) is advising city leaders on the smartest ways to continue tapping into the beer industry as a tool for revitalization. In states such as Florida, the full-service economic redevelopment firm, still sees growth potential for craft breweries. In other areas, the firm is guiding cities to develop attraction plans for distilleries, co-op breweries and brewpubs.

RMA Terminates Contract as Pompano Beach CRA Managers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) today announced that they have terminated their contract as Managers to the Pompano Beach CRA, a position the firm has held since 2009. Despite the redevelopment agency’s newsworthy success in transforming the city, the firm’s principals, Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown, felt that terminating their contract was their only option due to the hostile environment that has been pervading the CRA meetings over the past few months. The termination letter submitted on February 1, 2018 will result in a 90-day transition period.

RMA’s Redevelopment Plan for Naranja Lakes CRA Approved by Miami-Dade County Commissioners

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 10-1 to approve RMA’s redevelopment plan for the Naranja Lakes CRA. The award-winning Pompano Beach-based redevelopment firm was hired by Miami-Dade County to write the plan for the recently expanded CRA area, which will contribute towards the development of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan in South Dade.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ of Atlantic Boulevard Bridge

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce the “groundbreaking” ceremony for the new Atlantic Boulevard Bridge. The marine-themed event will eschew the typical shovel in the ground for something “reel” fun. The new look for the bridge has been designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects and will be built by Burkhardt Construction. The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will feature speeches by company officials and local dignitaries.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Scheduled to Honor Veterans at Clarke County Freedom Rock Dedication

MURRAY, Iowa, Nov. 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clarke County, Iowa’s favorite daughter, Governor Kim Reynolds will join hundreds of community members, leaders and veterans in a ceremonial dedication of Clarke County’s Freedom Rock. On Saturday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the latest installment by Freedom Rock painter, Ray “Bubba” Sorensen, will be the site of a Veteran’s Day celebration and dedication. Those in attendance will hear from Governor Reynolds, along with local leadership, military officials, and community members from throughout south-central Iowa.

Coalition for Responsible Community Development Expands Executive Leadership Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD), a South LA based non-profit serving the community through youth, workforce and economic development initiatives, is proud to announce the addition of two members to their executive leadership team, Chief Operating Officer Angela LoBue and Chief Real Estate and Economic Development Officer Alejandro Martinez. The increase in senior staff will allow CRCD to develop new programs and initiatives while expanding their footprint.

RMA Attends ICMA Annual Conference – Will Address Market-Based Zoning and Implementing Redevelopment, Meet with Local Government Decision Makers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates is excited to announce that Kim Briesemeister and Kevin Crowder will be speaking at the 103rd Annual Conference of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. RMA team members will also be welcoming key government officials to learn more about creating successful cities during the event being held in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 22-25. Highlights include the Economic Development Approach to Craft Breweries.

RMA to Present Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (www.rma.us.com) will be presenting its proposed Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin at a joint workshop before the City of Cape Coral and the South Cape Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. RMA was hired by the city to create an implementation plan to spur redevelopment of the waterfront area and create a destination for Cape Coral, which would include a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops, and entertainment.

RMA to Speak at FRA Annual Conference: Team to Address Branding, Retail Therapy, Attracting Restaurants and Measuring Redevelopment Success

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates, based in Pompano Beach, will be sending several team members to speak at the Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Annual Conference, which will take place in Daytona Beach from October 18-20, 2017. This prestigious gathering of the top redevelopment experts in the state features a series of informative seminars.

Unity National Bank Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Sept. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City’s new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

Multiple Los Angeles County Cities Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars to Accelerate and Enhance Wireless Coverage

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for City of West Covina, City of Santa Fe Springs and City of Industry.

For those in Paradise, staying connected is a must! Palm Springs votes unanimously to develop a small cell wireless program

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Palm Springs, California.

City of Placentia CA Votes 5-0 to Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars to Develop Wireless Master and Marketing Plan

IRVINE, Calif., July 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars Communities, a dba of XG Communities, as a premier provider of wireless master plans, asset marketing agreements and engineering services for cities and municipalities across the United States, announced today Placentia’s City Council unanimously voted to authorize staff to enter into an agreement with 5 Bars Communities.

Dania Beach CRA Issues RFQ for Real Estate Developer for Downtown City Center

DANIA BEACH, Fla., July 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) invites interested parties to participate in a public private partnership and submit qualifications (RFQ) for the redevelopment of property known as the Dania Beach City Center. This 4.5-acre site is owned by the City of Dania Beach.

Pompano Beach Parking Garage Designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Celebrates First Anniversary

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One year ago, South Floridians were introduced to one of the most stylish parking garages ever built. The Pompano Beach parking garage, designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, drew raves for its “wow” factor focal points including large Led-lit canvas sails that wrapped the exterior, a giant fish mural and a glass elevator.

Pompano Beach CRA and Urban Land Institute Symposium to Reveal Half Billion Investment Opportunity

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA has partnered with the Urban Land Institute to host a unique symposium outlining the $500 million investment opportunity available for developers in the Pompano Beach Innovation District. Nationally recognized redevelopment experts and invested developers will provide comprehensive details about the last 24 acres of undeveloped parcels in Broward County with prime visibility from I-95.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces City Vista Artist in Residence Program

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has issued a call for artists of all disciplines to submit applications for the City Vista Artist in Residence (AiR) program. City Vista is a mixed-use apartment building located in the heart of the developing downtown district.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Opens with Dazzling Weekend of Events and Rave Reviews

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Center opened Thursday, May 11 with a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony featuring dancers whose costume unfurled to become the red ribbon cut by Mayor Lamar Fisher and an esteemed group of City, County and State leaders.

NJ Manufacturing Extension Program Summit Sparks Creation of Senate Manufacturing Caucus

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., May 17, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) congratulated President of the New Jersey Senate, Steve Sweeney, today on the formation of a Senate Manufacturing Caucus that will be charged with developing legislation and other programs to make New Jersey a more competitive environment for the Garden State’s 10,552 manufacturers.

The City of Pompano Beach Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the venue will be open to the public to view the world premiere Cuban art exhibit, “Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art.”

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program to Hold First Annual State-of-the-State N.J. Manufacturing Event

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., March 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) announced today that it is holding the first annual N.J. State-of-the-State Manufacturing event to be attended by New Jersey’s leading manufacturing business executives and elected state officials. The N.J. State-of-the-State Manufacturing Event will be held in two locations: in Trenton on Wednesday, March 29 and then again in Florham Park on Friday, March 31, 2017.

RMA’s Redevelopment Strategies Spur $200 Million in North Miami Beach Land Sales

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) announced that their award-winning redevelopment strategies for North Miami Beach have spurred land sales of over $200 million, with an estimated $500 million in new construction now underway or approved. The firm was hired to reinvent the city to compete with other thriving municipalities.

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) Heads to Capitol Hill on Annual Hill Day

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), the non-profit organization that provides resources and support to the state’s manufacturing companies, announced today that CEO John Kennedy and several of NJMEP’s manufacturing clients are headed to Capitol Hill on March 7 through 9, 2017 for Hill Day.

New Tech Advisory Board Helps Launch Career Academy Program in Rural Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Feb. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2017 marks the inaugural year for the Clarke Community Schools Career Academy program in the rural town of Osceola, Iowa. School administration, instructors, and local businesses have set forth a program focused on helping local students build a deeper understanding of how their education is integrated into future career options as well as learning the skills needed for trades available outside “traditional” secondary education tracks.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Announces Resident Companies

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach Cultural Center today announced the names of the 11 regional non-profit organizations that will form the Center’s resident companies. This Cultural Alliance is comprised of highly regarded performing arts organizations based in South Florida. Each will offer exciting individual performances, while also collaborating on special events and educational programming.

Free Land and Incentives for Builders Looking to Develop in Osceola, Iowa

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of a new housing development initiative, Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) is offering home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects as well as reimbursements on interest for construction loans for a 12-month period. The CCDC launched the Zero-Cost Development initiative in an effort to capitalize on the recent growth trends and development throughout south central Iowa.

Washington Student Achievement Council Selects Regent Education to Automate its WASFA Process for DREAMers

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has selected Regent Education’s Electronic Application for State Financial Aid (e-ASFA) to automate its Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) process for all participating schools within the state of Washington. For students who are ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status, the WASFA provides a chance to apply for state financial aid including: State Need Grant, the College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study and the Passport to College Promise Scholarship.

Ali Cultural Arts to Offer Audio Engineering Program Thanks to a Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ali Cultural Arts is proud to announce that they will be launching “Miss Masters: Audio Engineering at the Ali” in spring 2017. This hand-on training opportunity empowers girls for careers as audio engineers, music producers and DJs.

RMA’s Kim Briesemeister Featured in IDA’s Top Issues Council Report

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The International Downtown Association recently released their first six Top Issues Council reports, which feature industry leaders who produced in-depth research briefs on top urban issues. Kim Briesemeister, principal of Redevelopment Management Associates, served on the Public-Private Partnerships Council.