Economic Development News

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


RMA’s Consulting Strategies Result in Multiple Client Wins at FRA Awards

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA is proud to announce that their city clients won three of the fourteen awards bestowed by the Florida Redevelopment Association, including the prestigious President’s Award. RMA provides staffing services for the West Palm Beach CRA and provides economic development and real estate consultancy services for the City of Deltona. The FRA award ceremony was presented virtually on November 19, 2020.

Pompano Beach CRA Wins FRA Award for Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce that the Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Enhancement is the 2020 winner of the Best Transportation Transit Enhancement category at the annual Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Awards, which were bestowed November 19, 2020.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces ‘Love Always, Pompano Beach’ Website and Marketing Campaign

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 16, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce their new marketing campaign, “Love Always, Pompano Beach.” The all-encompassing annual program will feature local businesses located in the East CRA District, sharing special offers and experiences to attract residents and non-residents alike.

‘I am Lauderhill’ Campaign Features City’s Police Officers – Short Form Videos Reveal Fun Facts about Local Law Enforcement

LAUDERHILL, Fla., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Lauderhill, in collaboration with the consulting firm RMA, has launched a new video campaign featuring local police officers sharing fun facts about themselves. The “I am Lauderhill-We are Lauderhill” segments are emailed to residents and other subscribers in the City’s official newsletter, Lauderhill Living and posted on social media.

First Ever ‘Better Together Small Business Saturday Market’ at ENKI Brewing to Celebrate Local Businesses

VICTORIA, Minn., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ENKI Brewing is proud to partner with several local small businesses and the City of Victoria to hold a special shopping event on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. The new “Better Together Small Business Saturday Market” makes it easy for neighbors and visitors to Victoria to find unique holiday gifts for friends and family.

Indiana 5G Zone Launches as First to Demonstrate Quantum-Safe Encryption as A Service for 5G IoT Systems

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In September 2020, the quantum-safe XQ Message platform was successfully deployed at the Indiana 5G Zone’s Advanced Innovation & Test Lab in a service configuration. Quantum-safe encryption ensures that data can be kept safe from existing data exfiltration as well as future quantum computing attacks.

Smart Growth Strategies in Pompano Beach Are Protecting City from COVID-19 Fiscal Stress

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While other cities around the country are considering raising taxes, or already have, in response to budget shortfalls due to COVID-19, the Pompano Beach CRA has announced that residents of the City of Pompano Beach are experiencing one of the lowest tax rates in Broward County according to the recently released 2021 millage rates.

Partnership Kicks Off 5G Tech Jobs and Research in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Celeres Capital, an investment and advisory firm based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced that the U.S. territory has secured a leadership role in communication technology with the Puerto Rico 5G Zone initiative. This laboratory is primed to enable companies, government entities, and academia to test applications and build new use cases for 5G networks, securing Puerto Rico’s future success.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces a Special McNab House Presentation

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pompano Beach residents are encouraged to attend a special presentation about the McNab House & Botanical Gardens during a virtual Pompano Beach CRA meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1 p.m. The presentation will introduce Randy Hollingworth, Director of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design from the award-winning, international firm Bermello, Ajamil and Partners (B&A).

RMA Presents Long-term Strategic Finance Action Plan for North Miami Beach

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA presented their combined 5-Year Strategic Finance Plan and Action Plan for the City of North Miami Beach to the CRA Board on Thursday, June 25. The award-winning consulting firm developed a clear and concise roadmap to prioritize and guide redevelopment in the CRA area. This plan was unanimously approved by the Board.

National Community Stabilization Trust Announces Leadership of Two National Initiatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced its leadership of two national initiatives. First, NCST announced the formation of the Homeownership Alliance, which will advocate for more resources and better policies to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for American families.

Nuclear to Play Vital Role in Innovating Virginia’s Carbon-Free Future

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Innovations in nuclear energy will play a vital role in reaching Virginia’s goal to be carbon-free by 2050 after Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation directing the state to work with industry to develop a strategic plan for the Commonwealth’s nuclear industry. The bill directs the government, through the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA), to work with industry stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan.

RMA Offers a COVID-19 Economic Recovery Playbook for Government Leaders

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., April 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over a decade, RMA has been guiding city and county leaders through the “reinvention” process using a strategic multistep approach to help communities overcome economic obstacles. Now, as cities struggle to address the economic impacts of COVID-19, the firm has created a Recovery Playbook for municipal leaders.

Community Identity: Stemming the Tide of Homogenization through Custom Design

EVESHAM, N.J., Feb. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drive down almost any suburban highway, and you will be greeted by a sea of sameness. McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Wells Fargo, Target, etc. You could be anywhere. But soon, when you drive into or fly over Evesham Township, however, you will be greeted by an embodiment of the township seal. Catalyst Experiential and Evesham Township worked together on the design.

CONCRETE JUNGLE NO MORE – Catalyst Experiential to Bring Green Space Along Pennsauken, NJ Corridor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Jan. 29, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Township of Pennsauken, New Jersey, in public private partnership with Catalyst Experiential, will bring some much needed green space back to the heavily commercial Pennsauken corridor in the form of two Community Landmarks, a Clocktower on Route 38 and a Monument on Marlton Pike. More than 70% of the land along Route 38 and 70 is zoned commercial, and commercial land can be 85% “impervious” – meaning concrete and asphalt as opposed to landscaping and greenery.

RMA Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Strategies that Helped Secure Amazon Deal for City of Deltona

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RMA has revealed the international deal-making that was required to secure an Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) distribution center as the anchor for the new Portland Industrial Park in Deltona, Florida. RMA’s economic development and real estate project management team brokered the deal between DOT Properties headquartered in Australia; Seefried Industrial Properties, the developer for Amazon; and the City.

Bill Dehlinger joins RMA as Associate Broker

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – RMA is pleased to announce that real estate expert Bill Dehlinger has joined the team to lead the firm’s real estate projects in Central Florida. Dehlinger, who is currently the Florida Vice President of Operations for the CCIM Institute in Florida, will be focusing on several major projects for city and private clients including Deltona and Winter Park.

RMA Hired by Town of Fort Myers Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Town of Fort Myers Beach has hired the firm RMA to create its new branding and marketing campaign. RMA’s award-winning team of economic development and marketing experts will analyze the town’s current brand and develop a comprehensive strategy to capitalize on the community’s authentic assets and distinctive culture.

Old Newsday Site Readies for Re-development into LEED-Certified Warehouse and Distribution Center

AMITYVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art-Of-Form Architectural Services, PLLC, (AOF) a commercial, award-winning architectural firm, announces it’s working with Hartz Mountain Industries to re-develop the old, vacated Newsday site. The project will include the design and development of two buildings that will be designated for industrial use.

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.