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Research Tool Available for Identifying and Examining Distressed Areas Within Florida, Report No. 05-37, June 2005
Full report in PDF format

Florida Economic Conditions Index (link to web copy of tool described below)

  • As part of our review of state community revitalization programs, OPPAGA developed a research tool that graphically displays data on distressed areas throughout the state.  This research tool measures and maps local areas’ level of distress based on an index of social and economic indicators.  The Legislature and other state and local stakeholders can use the index to examine conditions in distressed areas throughout the state.  Maps showing distressed areas identified by this index are available in a user-friendly format on CD-ROM.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development
Housing and Community Development
Office of Urban Opportunity (Front Porch Initiative)

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-77 Legislature Should Consider Lessons Learned If It Wishes to Create a New Microenterprise Development Program, published in December 2006.
  • Report No. 06-70 Progress Report: OTTED Has Taken Steps to Enhance the Florida Resource Directory, published in November 2006.
  • Report No. 05-32 OPPAGA Report: Locals Find State Urban Revitalization Programs Useful; More Centralized Program Information Would Be Helpful, published in May 2005.

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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