South Florida Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2012-2017

South Florida CEDS 2012-2017 Strategy Report Summary

Preserving Paradise: SoFlo's Call to Action
The grades are in, and South Florida is headed for a mega-disaster if local governments, businesses, and organizations don’t start working together, according to a biennial regional indicators report from Florida Atlantic University.  

The report suggests that South Florida politicians, civic and business leaders should focus on collaborative projects on transportation, especially funding TriRail and other mass transit; creating synergy rather than competition among the region’s 3 airports and 3 seaports; building on the strengths and improving the weaknesses of our schools, colleges, and universities as a collective whole; and restoring the Everglades to the west and the coastline to the east.

For the full text of the report, visit

Climate Change Community Toolbox
Brownfields Redevelopment Workshop
Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program



Monroe County Working Waterfronts
Monroe County is losing recreational and commercial working waterfronts along with public access to the water through the redevelopment of marine facilities, including marinas, boatyards, wet and dry storage, fish houses and commercial fishing vessel dockage.  The Council, in partnership with the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) at Florida Atlantic University, has prepared two studies for Monroe County:
       Monroe County Marine Management Strategic Plan

       Monroe County Working Waterfronts Preservation Master Plan

Hurricane Survival Guide for Small Businesses
English Version / Spanish Version / Creole Version 

Eastward Ho! Development Futures:
Paths to More Efficient Growth in Southeast Florida
a study by Dr. Robert W. Burchell of the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research, May 1999
Executive Summary

Building on Success: A Report from Eastward Ho! 

The Geography of Welfare Reform in Southeast Florida
produced in cooperation with the Florida Department of Children & Families (includes a 382KB - PowerPoint Presentation)


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Last edited on March 31, 2016