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9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2
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9/10 SAT 8:30 | Can Planners Create Jobs? - Planning & Econ. Dev. 2

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Darrin Taylor …

Darrin Taylor

As of the Spring of 2011 unemployment in Florida is hovering around 12%. Many people are out of work but what can planners do to help spur the state’s economy? Even Governor Scott has
placed economic development as the foundation of his governorship with his 777 Plan. This panel will consider some of the ways that planners can help in economic development efforts.
The panel will explore the varied ways planning is intersecting economic development in Florida in the private sector, in the environmental community and on the state and local levels.

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  • 1. Growth Management and Economic Development 2.0Summary of Changes to Growth Management and Economic Development in 2011 session <br />
  • 2. 2011 SessionA WATERSHED YEAR FOR GROWTH MANAGEMENT<br />Most significant shift in growth management law since original comprehensive planning act <br />For most plan amendments the following has changed:<br />State agencies forced to focus on state issues<br />Locals given more authority and flexibility<br />Review times significantly reduced<br />Reforms will not result in immediate shot in arm but will remove barriers when recovery begins<br />
  • 3. DCA becomes DEO<br />Growth Management Division (DCP) moving to Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) on 10/1<br />DEO will also have oversight of the following functions<br />Economic development (OTTED, Enterprise Florida)<br />Housing<br />Community development programs and growth management (Division of Community Development)<br />Unemployment compensation<br />
  • 4. Background on Florida’s Economic Development Program<br />Many players/agencies - decentralized <br />Enterprise Florida – public/private partnership, primary economic agency, chief negotiator for state<br />OTTED and other agencies – administer grants, enforcement<br />Information not readily available to public<br />
  • 5. 2011 SessionMajor Changes to Economic Development Programs<br />Creation of Department of Economic Opportunity (October 1st) <br />Enterprise Florida revised<br />New emphasis on economic incentives<br />
  • 6. Composition of Department of Economic Opportunity<br />Secretary, Doug Darling<br />DEO officially begins October 1st<br />Economic Development - OTTED <br />Growth Management – Division of Community Planning (DCA)<br />Housing – Housing and Community Development, Florida Housing and Finance Corporation (DCA)<br />Employment – Office of Unemployment Compensation and Workforce Services<br />
  • 7. Changes to Enterprise Florida<br />New President of Enterprise Florida(Secretary of Commerce) Gray Swoope<br />Merger with Florida Sports Foundation<br />Visit Florida<br />Florida Black Business Investment Board <br />
  • 8. Changes to Economic Incentives<br />Significant reduction in review time<br />Transfer of trust funds to SEED fund<br />North Florida counties receive $$$ for oil spill and other incentives<br />Quick closing action fund<br />Emphasis on target industries (QTI), space, entertainment and research and development <br />

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