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3 Reasons Why Craft Breweries Will Overcome New Steel Tariffs

March 28th, 2018

By Farrell Tiller, Economic Development Manager The White House announced a few weeks ago new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum in hopes of reviving the U.S. steel industry. The 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs pose a challenge for companies using these metals by driving up the cost of materials; however, it remains to…

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Retail Reenvisioned: Shift in Sector Uses

March 28th, 2018

By Jenae Valentine, Economic Development Coordinator/Real Estate Associate In 2017, the retail sector proved to be the most volatile of all the major real estate sectors. Retail store closings and retail bankruptcy headlines dominated the real estate industry. According to major commercial real estate investment and research firm Cushman and Wakefield, there were approximately 9,000…

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Breaking the Bureaucracy

March 28th, 2018

By Kevin Crowder, CEcD, Director of Economic Development Regulations exist for a reason. They help protect the health and welfare of a community and guide the city toward realizing its vision. Regulation is where a local government can significantly influence economic growth, but they must be clear and applied fairly, especially to achieve positive economic…

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Food Halls on the Rise

March 28th, 2018

By Lynn Dehlinger, Sr. Economic Development Manager/ICSC P3 Florida Co-Chair and Allison Justice, Sr. Project Manager The food hall phenomenon has officially transcended trendiness. These sprawling markets showcasing a variety of mini-restaurants and retail food vendors under one roof have spread like wildfire in recent years, and don’t expect it to slow down anytime soon….

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Retail Industry Renaissance

February 27th, 2018

By  Lynn Dehlinger, Sr. Economic Development Manager/Broker Associate The party line is that physical retail is dying, however this industry, as well downtowns, are in the midst of an amazing renaissance – diversifying their offerings like never before to create unique experiences for shoppers, visitors and residents. The retail industry is evolving, by putting the experience…

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