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Economic Development Outcomes: Four Simple Rules for Successful Implementation

September 28th, 2017

By Kevin Crowder, CEcD, Director of Economic Development  Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan. It is not enough to have an economic development plan, it must be a realistic, implementable plan. It must be based on careful due diligence that is relevant to the economic development goals and market research that realistically looks at the…

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Downtown Housing for Retail Survival and Success

September 28th, 2017

By Chris Brown, Principal & Marc Snediker, Real Estate Manager  If you expect urban neighborhood retail to succeed, you must make sure the underlying economics of the area will support it. That means a stable, permanent population to support the stores. The city must ensure there is enough housing built in the area; they cannot…

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Food and Wellness Trends Create Opportunities for Cities and Counties!

September 28th, 2017

By Kim Briesemeister, Principal & Sarah Blake, Sr. Business Attraction & Marketing Manager  By now, most cities have been introduced to trends tied to community health and wellness including community gardens, culinary kitchens and incubators, food deserts, farm to table eating and knowing where your food is coming from. For cities, the objective is to understand…

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RMA’s Kevin Crowder to discuss P3’s at 2017 Future of Florida Forum

September 26th, 2017

Kevin Crowder, RMA Economic Development Director, is a session panelist for the discussion on Public-Private Partnerships during the “Six Pillar Caucus Conversation: Infrastructure and Growth Leadership” at the Florida Chamber Future of Florida Forum, Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 9:30-11:30 AM at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017…

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2017 FFEA Awards

August 30th, 2017

RMA was proud to represent the following cities at FFEA (Florida Festivals & Events) 2017 and bring home these awards: Dania Beach: Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration, Commemorative Poster 1st Place, Facebook 1st Place, PR/Media Campaign 1st Place, Sponsorship Program 2nd Place, Website 2nd Place, Promotional Mailer 2nd Place, Television Ad 3rd Place; Dania…

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