The Florida Legislature
Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability
Slow Startup, Lack of Structure Jeopardize Toolkit for Economic Development's Implementation and Funding, Report No. 01-25, May 2001
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- The Toolkit for Economic Development is an innovative approach for linking the many federal and state programs that support economic development in distressed communities.
- However, the Toolkit’s implementation has been delayed because it does not have an adequate administrative structure. As a result, its future success may be compromised. It is also likely that only a small portion of the initiative’s $25 million appropriation will be expended or obligated before its spending authority expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2000-01.
- To increase the likelihood that the Toolkit will realize its potential to improve conditions in distressed communities, a single entity should be given responsibility for overseeing the initiative. The entity should be responsible for developing an implementation plan, monitoring projects, and evaluating the long-term effects of the initiative.
What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?
- Report No. 05-32 OPPAGA Report: Locals Find State Urban Revitalization Programs Useful; More Centralized Program Information Would Be Helpful, published in May 2005.
- Report No. 03-20 Progress Report: OPPAGA Recommendation Adopted; Economic Development Toolkit Was Implemented, published in March 2003.
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