October 25, 2016

Ocala and Marion County's chamber, EDC have joined forces

The merged agency is the Ocala / Marion County Economic Development Corp.

Cynthia Barnett | 12/13/2011

Elsewhere in Florida:

» Advisers to Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown are working on a reorganization plan that could eliminate the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and its countywide role in negotiating financial incentives.

» Board members this fall abolished the Economic Development Council of Collier County in favor of a county-managed plan to attract and retain businesses. The region hopes to formalize a multicounty economic-development partnership for southwest Florida.

» The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tourist Development Council are tussling over how $4 million a year in bed tax money is allocated.

Scott says such efforts at regionalism, best embodied by central Florida's, are likely to catch on post-recession. "It's an effort to find better alignment of various stakeholders — corporate and civic and economic-development — with limited funding."

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