Category Archives: Economic Development

A general category of blog posts related to economic development policy, procedures, and organizations in Lee County

Stereotypes Are True, Just Not Always, Maybe

  Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. wrote an article for the 05/06/12 edition entitled Trayvon ‘killed by stereotype’.  Not withstanding the fact that Mr. Pitts makes his living as a writer by ferreting out any potential of racial conflict … Continue reading

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Poverty, the Never-Ending War

  I cannot conceive how we could ever end the war on poverty.  There simply are too many people who depend upon the existence of a poverty class in the United States for poverty to end. Face it, from the county level … Continue reading

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The Truth About LEED-PAC

  As the faces and motives of the Lee Education and Economic Development Political Action Committee (LEED-PAC) are becoming known, it is apparent thy feel maintaining the traditional status quo in Lee County is of paramount importance.  Let’s face it, things have … Continue reading

Posted in City of Sanford, Economic Development, Election 2012, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, Media and Reporting | 1 Comment

Stereotypes and the LEED-PAC

  Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. wrote an article for the 05/06/12 edition entitled Trayvon ‘killed by stereotype’.  Not withstanding the fact that Mr. Pitts makes his living as a writer by ferreting out any potential of racial conflict … Continue reading

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Obama’s “Job” on Your Next IRS 1040 Form

That loud sucking noise you’re hearing today is the vaccuum being created by PBO and his cronies in Washington, D.C. as they whisk away the traditional deductions we’ve all become accustomed to over the past several decades.  Yes, you got it right, that “Jobs Bill” has to … Continue reading

Posted in Economic Development, Election 2012, Jobs & Workforce Development, Taxes & Fees | 7 Comments

Economic Development Transformation

The republican principle demands that the deliberate sense of the community should govern the conduct of those to whom they entrust the management of their affairs; but it does not require an unqualified complaisance to every sudden breeze of passion … Continue reading

Posted in City of Sanford, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics, Town of Broadway | 7 Comments

Dissolution of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation

One of the most discussed items emanating from Monday night’s BOC meeting was the apparent move to transfer and transition the Lee County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC).  The three BOC conservatives– Shook, Parks, and Womack –joined with Commissioner Reives in voting to … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Capital Improvements, Economic Development, Jobs & Workforce Development, Lee County Politics | 9 Comments