Everybody talks about economic growth as a priority. Politicians cite growth statistics on the campaign trail, residents talk about the need for more retail options and better-paying jobs and businesses and developers look to capitalize on shifting demographics and population growth.

It is acknowledged that economic development is a good thing in the abstract, but the nuts and bolts of growing the commercial, industrial and residential base of a community are often hotly debated topics. The issue of economic growth is particularly important in the First Coast Region, as more people relocate to the area and cities and counties compete for new business development. And while there is general agreement that growth is good, precisely what kind of growth – and where and how it happens – are less clear.

CLICK HERE to read the full article from EVOLVE Magazine: Is Economic Growth Good?, featuring an interview with Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin and others.

Read the full Summer 2022 EVOLVE Magazine “The Business of Growth” issue, by clicking here.

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