The Apartment Renaissance

New apartment complexes are fast becoming common — and prominent — fixtures throughout Volusia’s landscape, extending from open undeveloped areas to urban infill districts.Just in the past four years, more than 7,800 units have been built or are under construction across the county. And many more are being planned. MULTI-FAMILY GROWTH PATTERNS — In East […]Read More

Focused on the Future, TPO Drives Long-Range Plans

[wp_ulike style=”wp-ulike-pro-default”] Huge transportation-related investments are in the works for Volusia and Flagler counties. Within the next five years, almost $660 million is budgeted for the planning and construction of multi-modes of transportation — from roads and sidewalks to buses and bike paths. Among dozens of other projects, this includes the following in Volusia County: […]Read More

Growing Green: The Sustainable Future of Farming

[wp_ulike style=”wp-ulike-pro-default”] How to provide enough food for a growing global population while maintaining the Earth’s natural resources is the single most important issue sustainable agriculture seeks to address. According to the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the principles of sustainable farming include “satisfying human food needs” and, at the same time, protecting […]Read More

The Evolution of Pet Healthcare: New Tech, New Thinking

Pets are part of the family. And today, more pet owners will do all that they can to keep that ‘other’ family member as happy and healthy as possible. For the veterinary profession, new technologies, trends and treatments are continually being developed for a growing pet population. “There is a ‘human/animal bond’ between owners and […]Read More

Public Awareness Is Key To Saving Marine Environments

Public Awareness Is Key To Saving Marine Environments Debris and pollutants making their way into the Atlantic Ocean and Volusia waterways can spell disaster for marine life – and damage our community’s most valuable environmental assets. But public awareness and simple acts of engagement can do much to improve these situations. For East Volusia, water […]Read More

Daytona Beach Is a Lure for Sports Competitions

In the arena of sports events, the Greater Daytona Beach community has an array of attributes that make it a go-to destination. The area’s location, beaches, weather, quality facilities and a welcoming community combine to attract a wide variety of sports-related competitions. “Being a Florida destination with a great beach is a big advantage point,” […]Read More

FAME – A Boost To Local Manufacturing Job Market

Volusia and Flagler counties are embarking this month on one of the nation’s most respected and innovative programs for educating and advancing skilled workers into the local manufacturing industry. FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) operates through an ‘earn while you learn’ model. Ten participating companies are sponsoring students who will divide their week between […]Read More

Creating a New Culture for Employee Retention

Our rapidly changing world creates new challenges and opportunities for employers as they strive to keep workers productive, happy and part of their long-term team. “We are light years away from the industrial revolution and the work-a-day mentality,” comments Kate Shockey, president of the Flagler/Volusia Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the […]Read More