April 2017 Blog Archive

Governor Rick Scott Visits DeLand
Governor Rick Scott Visits DeLand On March 23, Governor Rick Scott with Ken Lawson, President & CEO Visit Florida, and Cissy Proctor, Executive Director Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, visited Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe in DeLand to promote economic development... Read More

TVEDC Investors Network at Daytona International Speedway More than fty TVEDC Investors gathered at Daytona International Speedway last month to network and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the Can-Am Duel stock car races. The event was designed to network with individuals and organizations considering investing ... Read More

Site Selectors, Consultants, Prospects Hosted at Daytona 500
Site Selectors, Consultants, Prospects Hosted at Daytona 500 Team Florida and TVEDC hosted more than 30 VIPs at a High Banks VIP suite for the Daytona 500. The event was designed to welcome inuential site location consultants and decision makers to the community to enjoy the spectacle of the Great American Rac... Read More

Norden Addresses Senate Appropriations Committee
Norden Addresses Senate Appropriations Committee TVEDC President and CEO Keith Norden were among Florida's economic development authorities addressing the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee recently. In his comments, Norden underscored the importance of a strong statewide economic development ... Read More

Canadians Visit Central Florida Seeking Opportunities
Canadians Visit Central Florida Seeking Opportunities The Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce logged its rst trade mission to Central Florida in January, visiting Daytona Beach, Orlando and Lakeland. "This visit was designed to facilitate relationship building with companies and organizations that may ul... Read More

Norden Tapped for Site Selectors Guild Conference
Norden Tapped for Site Selectors Guild Conference Team Volusia's Keith Norden was selected as a participant at the annual conference of The Site Selectors Guild, the world's foremost professional site selection consultants. Guild members provide location strategy to corporations across the globe for... Read More

Private Sector Investor Increases Cited While every investor in TVEDC is critical to the organization's success, investment from the private sector is an indicator of a good business climate. 2016 saw a signicant increase in the number of private sector TVEDC investors with 80 organization... Read More

The Road Ahead: Strategy for Success TVEDC commissioned an intensive review of the organization's approach to marketing Volusia County, including analysis of the community itself, resulting in the Strategy for Success. It is a three-year plan designed to help TVEDC maintain sharp focus ... Read More

Four Score... Area Ranks Highly Among America's Fastest Growing The Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA has been named the fourth fastest growing community in the nation among Forbes Magazine's list of America's top 25 fastest growing cities (February 10, 2017 ... Read More

Annual Report Recounts an Incredible Year TVEDC has published its 2016 Annual Report, which summarizes the organization's work in 2016 as well as community highlights that made 2016 a year of historic signicance. The 20-page report recognizes the 2016 Leadership Team and welcomes the 2017 L... Read More

Staying Ahead of the Curve Exceeding Metrics is a Daily Discipline While Economic Development is alternately described as a contact sport and a team sport (both of which are true), evaluating success in economic development is a numbers game. It begins with establishing ambi... Read More

Marketing Program Outlined Successful marketing requires creative messaging and precision placement. Recommendations from Atlas Advertising, a rm that specializes in working with economic development organizations, provided a blueprint for marketing Volusia County as a host fo... Read More

Record Attendance at Annual Meeting
Record Attendance at Annual Meeting TVEDC's Annual Meeting was held as an evening event rather than a morning event. "The idea of meeting after hours was well-received," said TVEDC President and CEO Keith Norden. "In fact, more than 275 people attended the sold-out event, a signicant i... Read More

New Locations for TVEDC Board Meetings
New Locations for TVEDC Board Meetings Team Volusia Board meetings have been so well attended that they have outgrown the capacity of the Daytona 500 Room at the International Motorsports Center. While that magnicent facility has been a great place to meet, investors have suggested that m... Read More