Tags Economic Development

Tag: Economic Development

Kevin Crowder of Florida’s RMA on What U.S. 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 Association Begins Engagement with Bruns General Contracting on Local $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 South Florida 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.

Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown of RMA Terminate 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. 28, 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 Dec. 11 2017 ‘Groundbreaking’ of Atlantic Boulevard Bridge in Florida

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 Nov 11

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.

CRCD in South L.A. 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 – to Address Market-Based Zoning and Implementing Redevelopment

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 Presented a Strategic Development Plan for Bimini Basin in Florida

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 on Branding, 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 $100K 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 Smart Cities Enter Into Agreement with 5 Bars XG to Accelerate 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.

Palm Springs CA 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.

Placentia California 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 Florida 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 & 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 2017 City Vista Artist in Residence Program in Florida

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 for 2017 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.

N.J. Manufacturing Extension Program 2017 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.

Pompano Beach Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New 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.

NJ 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.

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.

Pompano Beach Cultural Center Announces 11 Florida Non-Profit 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 says CCDC

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 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.

Redevelopment Management Associates’ 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.

5 Bars Wins Contract to Provide Connected Wireless Infrastructure Master Planning and Marketing for U.S. Cities

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 5 Bars(TM) announced today it has been awarded a national cooperative contract to provide an intelligent technology platform that is used for master planning of wireless infrastructure to cities, municipalities and government entities. The competitively solicited and publicly awarded agreement by the City of Sacramento, Calif. is made available through National IPA.

Dania Beach CRA takes Home 11 FFEA State Awards – Most in Florida

DANIA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Dania Beach CRA was a big winner this year at the 22nd Annual Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) convention and trade show, taking home 11 SUNsational Awards. Dania Beach won the most awards in South Florida for its 4th annual Arts and Seafood Celebration and PATCH Urban Farm and Market.

RMA Selected to Establish Public-Private Partnership for Town of Davie

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that their firm was selected by the Town of Davie to establish the Public-Private Partnership (P3) that will develop the Town's downtown center. RMA will consult with the Davie CRA and the Town of Davie to create a western theme district that will enhance the community's economic and social offerings.

Florida Redevelopment Experts, RMA, Expand in Winter Springs

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- RMA, Redevelopment Management Associates, recently announced the opening of their newest office in Winter Springs. The company's success in reinventing numerous South Florida cities, with over $1 billion in private sector investment within client areas, captured the attention of several Central Florida city officials, leading to a dramatic increase in their mid-state client base.

CCDC’s Trickey Appointed to State Advisory Board

OSCEOLA, Iowa, April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Clarke County Development Corporation's Executive Director, Bill Trickey, was recently appointed to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Advisory Board. The Iowa SBDC offers high quality assistance to current and future Iowa business owners. As a member, Trickey will influence decisions that benefit businesses and job creation throughout the state.

Committee Recommendation Would Place Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment under Management of the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A search committee tasked with finding a replacement for the retired director of the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment will recommend that the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation (THEDC) assume management of the department. The recommendation will be made at the April 20 meeting of the City of Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission.

City of Terre Haute, Indiana, Resumes Blight Elimination Program

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Terre Haute, Ind., and its program partner, the Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment, have approved 27 vacant/blighted residential properties for demolition through Round Two of Indiana's Blight Elimination Program (BEP).

Toledo Celebrates Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Three Ohio cities - including Toledo ranking fourth - were reported by the Economic Innovation Group as being among the country's most distressed communities. In an effort to provide a catalyst for change Residential Renovations launched the official 'Home and Neighborhood Revitalization Day' at their Toledo, Ohio showroom on Saturday February 27 with an Official Proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.

WHAT'S NEWS