This editorial in the Daytona Beach New Journbal describes Palm Coast government's efforts to take a positive, proactive steps toward economic development.
Among the proposed actions is spending $25,000 for the promotion and pre-permitting of some land suitable for new businesses. City Manager Jim Landon said the city could shave as many as 300 days off the building process, because pre-permitting could allow construction in as few as 30 days.
The plan, called the "Business Ready Program," is hailed by the paper as a "laudable "micro" approach to economic development. Instead of waiting for the national and state economies to lift the Palm Coast tide, city officials are taking simple steps to promote development," the ditorial says. More here.