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Enterprise Zone Pilot Project Incentives Not Widely Used, But Progress Made in Revitalizing Project Area, Report No. 03-64, December 2003
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  • The Enterprise Zone Pilot Project was created in 1999 to encourage business investment and improve general social and economic conditions within a small, distressed local area.  A distressed inner city mall in Jacksonville was designated as the pilot project area. 
  • The pilot project has had a very limited effect.  Only one business qualified to receive the incentives offered under the project.  However, local efforts to revitalize the area have had success.
  • Also, some chain-based businesses located in the pilot project area that were not eligible for incentives under the pilot project received incentives under the state’s Enterprise Zone Program.   

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-01 Few Businesses Take Advantage of Enterprise Zone Benefits; the Legislature Could Consider Several Options to Modify the Program,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 07-48 Legislature May Wish to Consider Options for Enhancing Florida’s Recreational Marine Industry, published in December 2007.
  • Report No. 05-54 The Legislature Has Several Options Available for Enhancing Rural Enterprise Zones, published in November 2005.
  • 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. 04-83 OPPAGA Report: Several Issues Important in Redesigning Business Recruitment and Expansion Tax Refund Programs, published in December 2004.
  • Report No. 04-24 Information Brief: Florida’s Enterprise Zone Program Is Similar to Those of Other States, published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 99-43 Program Review: Use of Enterprise Zone Incentives Has Increased, but Challenges Continue, published in March 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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