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Consultant Recommends $7,000 per Home Impact Fee, District Confirms “Mitigation” Will Continue

The Flagler County School Board met at a workshop on Tuesday, July 20th, in part to hear a presentation from Tischler-Bise, the consultant used to study the Flagler School Impact Fee. The impact fee has not been updated since 2004, and the consultant has recommended a $7,175 school impact fee for single-family homes, nearly doubleContinue reading “Consultant Recommends $7,000 per Home Impact Fee, District Confirms “Mitigation” Will Continue”

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What’s Behind Recent Hospitality Worker Shortage?

If you’ve been out-to-eat recently, then you have likely noticed the “help wanted” signs at your local restaurants. Worse yet, several Flagler County restaurants have closed on key dates due to the lack of staff. 1-out-of-every-5 jobs in our region is tied to the restaurant/hospitality industry; so the Chamber began talking to local restauranteurs andContinue reading “What’s Behind Recent Hospitality Worker Shortage?”

Flagler Unemployment Rate Jumps to 6%

Labor Force Continues Significant Growth, Amid Meager Job Creation Only 16 new jobs were created in Flagler County in June 2021, as the unemployment rate jumped to 6%, nearly a full percentage point increase. According to today’s data release from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Flagler County’s labor force continued its strong growth byContinue reading “Flagler Unemployment Rate Jumps to 6%”

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Chamber Advocates in Favor of Marinas at County Planning Board Meeting

Flagler County does not have a definition for a “marina” in its Land Development Code. Many waterfront communities do, which signals to landowners what the expectations/regulations are for creating a Marina in Flagler County. The Chamber has been following this issue for several weeks, and last night, urged the Flagler County Planning and Development BoardContinue reading “Chamber Advocates in Favor of Marinas at County Planning Board Meeting”

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Chamber Testifies About County Impact Fee Increases

On Monday, July 12, 2021, Chamber President Greg Blose spoke at the Flagler County Board of County Commission workshop on the concerns the business community and construction industry have about six separate impact fee increases the County is considering implementing. Flagler County has not updated its impact fees in many years, meaning they are noContinue reading “Chamber Testifies About County Impact Fee Increases”

WNZF: Chamber Releases Candidate Questionnaires

The Chamber has released several of the responses to our questionnaire from candidates running in the Special Election for Palm Coast Mayor. WNZF highlighted our efforts on their news broadcast this morning. Click the YouTube link below to listen.

CAUGHT-ON-TAPE: WNFZ NewsRadio Airs Audio of Chamber Fighting for Housing Affordability

Palm Coast-Flagler Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Greg Blose was caught on tape fighting for the approval of an affordable housing ordinance, which ultimately earned unanimous approval from the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners. Listen to the audio of the debate below, which was aired as a part of WNZF NewsRadio’s MorningContinue reading “CAUGHT-ON-TAPE: WNFZ NewsRadio Airs Audio of Chamber Fighting for Housing Affordability”

Give Your Company a Health Insurance Checkup

Florida Health Care Plans offers no-cost insurance analysis for area businesses We didn’t need 2020 to tell us how much difference a year can make, but it was the latest reminder that all businesses are constantly changing and need to review key areas of their business at least annually. Question: Have you reviewed the healthContinue reading “Give Your Company a Health Insurance Checkup”

Flagler County Among Leaders in State for Crime Reduction

Last week, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) released the state-wide 2020 Annual Uniform Crime Report and for the 50th year in a row crime continues to drop in Florida. The report also shows that despite an increase in Flagler County population by 3,500 more residents, Flagler County’s index crime was down 18.4% comparedContinue reading “Flagler County Among Leaders in State for Crime Reduction”

Intelligent.com Places Daytona State on List of Best Online Offerings by Community Colleges

Study evaluated quality of online programs at colleges across the nation Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the top online degree programs for 2021 based on its assessment of nearly 1,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Among the community colleges to receive recognition was DaytonaContinue reading “Intelligent.com Places Daytona State on List of Best Online Offerings by Community Colleges”

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