July 23, 2016


Florida's Space Coast

Jerry Jackson | 4/9/2013

Palm Coast/Flagler County

» The Palm Coast/Flagler County economy made steady progress in 2012, and small-business development is leading the way in 2013. Flagler's unemployment rate continues to be among the highest in the state, but by year end the county managed to reduce it by two percentage points, despite more people looking for work.

» The county's new Department of Economic Opportunity, led by Executive Director Helga van Eckert, provided a sharper focus for business development, attracting Designs for Health, a nutritional supplement maker, to the Palm Coast Industrial Park. Florida Hospital Flagler contributed to the rebound by opening Parkway Medical Plaza, with expanded health and diagnostic services in a 34,000-sq.-ft. center off Palm Coast Parkway.

Flagler Population: 102,937
Population Growth Rate (2009-13): 2.11%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
15.52% 5.25% 19.10% 33.18% 26.94%
Per Capita Income: $34,512

Tags: Space Coast, Economic Yearbook

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