All posts tagged Economic Development

Food Innovation District Best Practices Guide

There is increasing demand for innovative locally grown food products. Nationwide, innovation is occurring in research and development, growing, production, distribution and preparation of food. As demonstrated by a nationwide trend in communities around the United States, food innovation has the potential to create economic and community benefits as well as promote food security and…

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Hillsborough County launches online monthly building reports

Hillsborough County Development Services recently launched a new web feature that provides customers better access to tracking residential and commercial building permit activity. The online report is published monthly as part of an effort to drive economic development initiatives as well as ensure transparency and accountability. In Hillsborough County, a building permit is required when any…

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Comprehensive Mobility Proposal

The Transportation for Economic Development (TED) Policy Leadership Group’s (PLG) first met formally in May 2013. Many organization have been working collaboratively with the TED PLG, including the County, the Cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City, HART, the Hillsborough MPO, FDOT, the Expressway Authority and the Planning Commission, to evaluate and study: The…

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You’re invited to join us!

On a special walking tour of ENCORE! Bring your own brown bag lunch, and join the Planning Commission and the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association for a walking tour of ENCORE! Get your groove on! Urban renewal in harmony with a vibrant past… Ray recorded here. Ella wrote…

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Leaders Work Together to Tackle Key Issues

“I’m all in,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn at the May 22 Workshop on Economic Development, Infrastructure, and Transportation. This Leadership Policy Group, including the Mayors from Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and the HART Chair, was invited by the the Board of County Commissioners to work together toward common economic and transportation solutions for…

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County Commission forms Transportation Leadership Group

After listening to the public comment for more than an hour, on March 20th the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to establish a leadership group made up of themselves, the mayors of Plant City, Tampa, Temple Terrace, and HART’s Chairman. The group will hold a series of workshops to discuss Hillsborough County’s…

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Regional Award of Honor

On March 25, 2013, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council hosted the 21st Annual Future of the Region Awards to highlight projects and programs exemplifying regionalism and to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions benefiting the regional community. The Planning Commission, Wade Trim, and Strategic Planning Group, Inc., were pleased to receive an Honorable Mention in…

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Economic Potential Evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan

During the 2011 public input process to update the Future of the Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan, Economic Development was identified as a major issue facing Hillsborough County. The intent of this study is to inform and provide perspectives on ways comprehensive policies can enhance opportunities for economic growth and development. Model economic elements were reviewed and…

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Economic Development Area Study

This report provides a review of recently completed studies and analyses designed to identify target industries to support the region’s economic development; a summary of methods used to identify Economic Development Areas (EDAs) within Hillsborough County with potential to support targeted industry investment; and maps and text describing the EDAs, defining their suitability for investment,…

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