Economic Development News

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


Five Tips to Turn Tourists into Investors – Economic Development and Marketing Experts Develop ‘Investment Tourism’ Strategy

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What if your city could implement a strategy that would transform tourists into long-term investors? That is the concept behind “Investment Tourism,” a comprehensive Economic Development and Marketing platform developed by the award-winning principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International.

Arizona Department of Housing Congratulates the Recipients of the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona Department of Housing presented the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards at a recognition ceremony in Scottsdale on August 21. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Arizona Housing Forum; the premier industry event for housing and community development professionals in the state.

The Pompano Beach CRA Announces a Request for Co-Working Space Applications

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 2, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA has announced a request for applications from entrepreneurs interested in becoming members of “GROW,” a co-working space, managed by the nationally acclaimed team, Digital Grass Innovation and Technology. This innovation hub will provide a myriad of support systems to local business owners looking to accelerate their success via three membership levels.

RMA Offers Premier Consultations to City Leaders: Authors of ‘Reinventing Your City’ Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., July 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA is offering complimentary 15-minute consultations to city and county leaders who purchase 25 or more copies of the book, “Reinventing Your City: Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around” (ISBN: 978-0986086007). The offer commences on August 9, National Book Lovers Day, and runs until August 31, 2019.

XG Communities to provide small cell program solutions for the City of Federal Way, Washington

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — XG Communities LLC, a premier provider of wireless and engineering services for carriers and municipalities across the United States, announce their agreement to provide small cell program solutions for the City of Federal Way, Washington.

State Allocation Revives the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a meeting with state officials at the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD), the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO) is pleased to announce it has secured $50,000 in state funding for its annual operating budget.

Major South Florida Development Prospect Located in Opportunity Zone – Pompano Beach Looks Nationwide for Master Developer

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 24, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach and its redevelopment agency have over 30 acres of land located in an Opportunity Zone out to bid seeking a Master Developer for an Innovation District in the downtown. The land is one of the last undeveloped areas in South Florida bordering the I-95 corridor with direct beach access. Deadline to submit a Letter of Interest is July 10, 2019.

Pompano Beach CRA Offers New Opportunity for Brokers to Find Master Developer

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach and Pompano Beach CRA have opened a new opportunity for all real estate brokers in the municipality’s pursuit of a master developer for the City’s Downtown and Innovation District. A 2% commission is in play for the transformative project, one of the last of its kind in the South Florida market.

Pompano Beach Seeks Master Developer for Downtown and Innovation District

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Pompano Beach and Pompano Beach CRA have issued a Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) for a Master Developer for the City’s Downtown and Innovation District. The South Florida municipality has undergone a tremendous transformation during the past few years, and the creation of a dense urban downtown is the next redevelopment goal.

Celebrating Culture in Annual South Bronx Festival

BRONX, N.Y., May 13, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education, and Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., are proud to present the South Bronx Culture Trail Festival 2019: retroACTIVO. The festival will last from May 24 to June 29, and will include multiple family-friendly events throughout the South Bronx, presented in partnership with community-based organizations, art institutions, health providers, and city agencies.

RMA and CJF Marketing International Introduce ‘Investment Tourism’ Platform

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 8, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To celebrate Travel & Tourism Week and Economic Development Week coinciding in 2019, the principals of RMA and CJF Marketing International are introducing their new platform, “Investment Tourism.”

100in1 Day: Gloversville set to be the first in the United States

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y., April 29, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 2019 is a pivotal year in the revitalization of Downtown Gloversville. To that end, the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist office, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, and residents of Gloversville are embarking on a single day of community action called 100in1 Day: Gloversville to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Gloversville will be the first city in the United States to host a 100in1 Day event.

The City of Greenacres Accepts RMA’s Vision and Strategic Plan

GREENACRES, Fla., April 16, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Greenacres recently accepted a vision and strategic action plan created by the award-winning redevelopment firm, RMA. The city, located in the heart of Palm Beach County, has already begun prioritizing key elements of the plan for implementation to realize the vision and strategic goals.

Free Land Incentives Hope to Spur on Spring New Home Construction

OSCEOLA, Iowa, March 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spring is finally here and with it comes the start of the building season. As part of an ongoing housing development initiative, Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) has been working with the city of Osceola to offer home builders and developers shovel-ready sites at no cost for residential projects.

Vertical3 Media Wins 2019 Gold Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year

MIAMI, Fla., March 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vertical3 Media, the Miami-based digital advertising and marketing agency, was recognized as the 2019 Gold recipient in the category of Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year, by the American Marketing Association’s South Florida Chapter, for their Miami and Beaches Campaign.

RMA Celebrates Ten Years of Reinventing Cities and Over $1 Billion Invested in Clients

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA has much to celebrate as the economic development firm marks its 10th anniversary in March 2019. Founded by Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown in 2009, the partners set out to provide comprehensive consulting services to cities seeking an innovative approach for major redevelopment initiatives and targeted economic development.

Denver and French Sister City Celebrate 70+ Years with Michelin Star Chef

DENVER, Colo., Feb. 20, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Denver Sister Cities International announces that Denver’s most food-savvy Francophiles will convene on March 4, 2019, at the French-inspired Coohills restaurant, a slow food-friendly eatery in LoDo, for a six-course meal with French wine pairings to honor the relationship of Brest, France, and its sister city, Denver.

CCDC Celebrates 50 Years of Community Commitment and Success

OSCEOLA, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC). In August of 1969, the development corporation that has brought Osceola and Clarke County, Iowa numerous business and economic successes.

Healthy Mobile Markets Launch in Broward County

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is proud to announce that the Dania Beach People’s Access To Community Horticulture (PATCH) is preparing to launch five Mobile Market sites around Broward County. Known as a community market and garden, the Dania Beach PATCH is a resource for locally grown food. Now, the PATCH is extending healthy food options to neighboring cities in Broward County through the use of mobile markets.

RMA’s Redevelopment and Revitalization Plans Adopted by West Columbia, South Carolina

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA, a Florida-based consulting firm is expanding their client base beyond the Sunshine state. The economic development, redevelopment and business attraction experts were hired last year by the City of West Columbia in South Carolina to create a Citywide Redevelopment Plan and a Community Revitalization Plan for the municipality; both were unanimously accepted by the city council this month.

RMA Proposed Innovation District Wins Major Award for Pompano Beach CRA

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA is proud to announce that their proposed plan for the Pompano Beach Downtown Innovation District won the 2018 Promotion Award at the annual Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards. RMA managed the city’s redevelopment agency for almost a decade and authored this award-winning plan for the creation of the city’s downtown. The plan will transform undeveloped land into a vibrant urban area (downtown), becoming a revitalization role model for cities nationwide.

RMA Contracted by City of Deltona to Provide Strategic Economic Development Plan

DELTONA, Fla., Oct. 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA has been contracted by the City of Deltona in Florida to provide a strategic 5-year economic development plan for a Business Park and Manufacturing Related Recruitment. The award-winning firm’s scope of services, in addition to the plan, will also include relationship building with multiple partner organizations to ensure support of new initiatives and meetings with developers.

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.