Category RMA Newsletter

The Making of Successful Cities

It’s All About the Vision The very first step of any successful city transformation, no matter how small or large, is to create a clearly defined “Vision” of what the city wants to be known for. The end goal is…

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The happy city experiment | TEDxVancouver

Charles Montgomery explores what happens when you take an abandon city space in NYC and populate it with urban social experiments. The outcomes are unexpected as city dwellers explore this public space, interact with each other, and change their attitudes…

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Retail Therapy: Health Conscious Consumers Drive the Market

By Lynn Dehlinger, Sr. Economic Development Manager/Broker Associate/ICSC P3 Florida Chair, Private Sector (10/31/2018) As everyday consumers push the health-and-wellness movement from the earthy-crunchy margins to the mainstream, retailers are going beyond just selling Fitbit wellness trackers and organic, gluten-free…

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Communities can prevent violence

By Larry Cohen via blog.oup.com Every day the news is flooded with stories of different types of violence. On what seems like a daily basis, we’re bombarded with relentless reports of violence in this country. Our register of national tragedies…

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Can Craft Breweries Have a Positive Impact on Crime?

By Farrell Tiller, Economic Development Manager RMA has observed firsthand craft breweries facilitating economic development in client cities such as Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Titusville and many others. It is no secret that breweries tend to have a positive impact…

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Culture & The Arts: Arts Mean Business

by Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Executive Director (Historic Ali Cultural Center & Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach CRA) Broward County was one of 341 study regions that participated in a national research study on the economic impact of the arts and…

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