Redevelopment: Growing Communities and Building Opportunities

October 24-26, 2018 |Sanibel Harbour Marriott


The Florida Redevelopment Association 2018 Annual Conference provides real-world solutions to the ever-changing landscape of challenges faced by agencies, organizations and businesses committed to successful redevelopment initiatives across Florida. Redevelopment professionals, elected officials and business community leaders will find insight and inspiration through nationally recognized speakers, engaging workshops and mobile tours to fuel their passion for transforming their community.


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Featured Speakers


CEO, Urban Market Analytics, A division of The Power Broker Media Group

Gypsy Gallardo is CEO of Urban Market Analytics, a Florida-based firm that specializes in designing, funding, and evaluating place-based solutions. Focus is on those that “move the needle” of economic progress for low-income people and communities, including redevelopment strategies, community economy growth plans, workforce development, and initiatives to accelerate poverty reduction.


Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

As a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, Joseph conducts research on the trends and policies that shape economic performance in cities and regions in the United States and across the world. As the lead scholar on the program’s Global Cities Initiative, he has conducted numerous studies of regional economic conditions, including metro-level trade, productivity, and competitiveness assessments.

What attendees are saying about the 2017 Conference!

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Polk County Community Development and Small Business Assistance
The collective efforts, passion, and vision for the Eloise CRA led to the phenomenal design and implementation of a new gateway feature and new flashing beacons to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety within the Eloise community! #RedevelopmentWorks

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CRAs are transforming cities all across Florida. See how the Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA has impacted the lives of those in the community and why #RedevelopmentWorks for Overtown. ...

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"It is clear that #RedevelopmentWorks and only exists to provide benefit to the community." In this @pbpost op-ed, @BoyntonBeachCRA Exec. Director Michael Simon explains how you can raise your voice to protect our CRAs this legislative session. #flapol

Good Q&A about the proposed CRA legislation, HB 9 and SB 1054 (via @fla_pol). These proposals in the #Florida House and Senate will have an enormous negative impact on the survival of local CRAs: #redevelopmentworks #flapol #sayfie FLRedevel photo

Tomorrow, the House Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the House State Affairs Committee will consider HB 9 - a bill that would significantly limit the continuation of CRAs. To make your voice heard for CRAs, click here:

CRAs are transforming cities all across Florida. See how the Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA has impacted the lives of those in the community and why #RedevelopmentWorks for Overtown.

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