THE 2021 BEST BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE
The results are in and we are excited to recognize our 2021 FRA Award winners!

Even during such challenging times, we had an incredible number of entries, all showcasing the work of Florida's dedicated redevelopment professionals.

Congratulations to all of our winners! Whether you entered from a large or small city, you proved that redevelopment works with unique, innovative and sustainable ideas, initiatives and projects.

Each year, the FRA produces its "Best Book" to highlight the year’s winners and the quality entries received. They can be viewed as a celebration of the innovative redevelopment work that has transformed Florida in 2021.

We encourage you to use the Best Book to gather ideas and share these success stories within your community.


We will highlight individual award winners and their entry videos starting next week.
HONORING OUR VETERANS
From the bottom of our hearts, we remember and thank our national heroes this Veterans Day.

Today we honor those who have served our country and have fought for our freedoms so we can live and work in thriving communities.

Whether you have the day off or are involved in your local activities, we encourage you to remember the many sacrifices made by our veterans.

To all those who have served and continue to serve, FRA thanks you.
JOBS AROUND THE STATE
The Fort Pierce CRA is seeking to hire a Planning Manager and a Senior Planner.

The Planning Manager will oversee and manage the Planning Department’s daily work activities, in compliance with all applicable guidelines, regulations, laws and policies. 

The Senior Planning position involves managing the development review process, providing professional and technical review to boards and committees and providing excellent customer service.

ENTERPRISE INCUBATION PROGRAM
The Fort Myers CRA recently approved funds for the SWFL Enterprise Center (SWFEC) Incubation Program.

The SWFEC currently runs various trainings for small business owners to gain basic knowledge of developing a business. The CRA funds will be used to engage Dr. Peter Oscody of PreneurDomain.

“These are good and useful training courses, but somewhat lacking the programmatic nature of an incubator,” said Oscody. “As entrepreneurs are at different stages of development, an incubator program needs to be able to provide appropriate training at the varied entrepreneurial evolutionary stages."

The incubator will offer programs of different lengths according to the maturity of the enterprise as well as programs for different types of entrepreneurs.

CONFERENCE SUPPORTERS
We're incredibly thankful for our 2021 Annual Conference sponsors and exhibitors! 

Without these dedicated organizations, our conference would not be nearly as successful or beneficial for attendees.

Please help us send a special thank you to this year's event sponsors Burkhardt Construction, Inc., Comcast Business and the Fort Myers CRA.

With nine sponsors and nearly 30 exhibitors, we are beyond grateful for the support.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY:

We are committed to making your conference experience the best it can be. Please take the time to submit our conference evaluation for any feedback, suggestions or comments you may have.

Your responses will allow us to adequately plan future conferences.

Access the conference evaluation form by clicking here.
FRA RESOURCES
November 11, 2021

Thank you for supporting Florida redevelopment!
Have questions or news worth sharing? Email Amber Hughes at ahughes@flcities.com