Volusia County Economy ‘Back on Course’

At a recent County Council meeting, Volusia County Economic Development Director Helga van Eckert reviewed the county’s economic progress in 2022 with a lot of optimism.

“Basically, I’ve got really good news to share,” van Eckert said. “At the end of the year we take a look at the prior year to see where the economy has been the last 12 months and Volusia County is actually doing very well, we’re very strong.”

Citing increases in employment, residential construction, tourism and workforce development, van Eckert said the county’s economy is hitting on all cylinders.

“Our year-to-year growth has actually gone up in all of our key performance indicators from the prior year,” she said. “All of our key target industries are up 8% and we’re seeing nice steady growth.”

The good economic news also means the county has moved on from the pandemic headwinds of the past few years.

“We are back on course where we were prior to Covid affecting our economy,” van Eckert said.

Wrapping up her presentation, van Eckert offered a positive perspective on what the new year will bring.

“I think 2023 is going to be a stellar year for us,” she said.