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Over 600 Brownfield Acres Cleaned Up; Businesses Take Advantage of Program Incentives, Report No. 11-15, April 2011
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  • Among Florida’s 259 brownfield areas, 46 contaminated sites encompassing 629 acres have been cleaned up since the Brownfields Redevelopment Program began in 1997. Participants have received $24.6 million in incentives since the program’s inception, using them to create 3,628 direct jobs and make $56.9 million in capital investment. However, stakeholders report concerns about the Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit backlog and eligibility restrictions on the sales tax refund for building materials.
  • We identified several options the Legislature may wish to consider for the program. These include discontinuing the program to create long-term savings, modifying incentives to reduce state costs and risk, modifying program incentives to encourage participation, and continuing the program as established.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development
Department of Environmental Protection
Waste Management

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 14-01 Florida Economic Development Program Evaluations – Year 1,published in January 2014.
  • Report No. 04-18 Progress Report: Brownfield Rehabilitation Is Increasing; More Time Needed to Assess Program’s Impact,published in February 2004.
  • Report No. 02-08 Slow Progress Has Been Made in Cleaning Up and Redeveloping Contaminated Brownfield Sites,published in February 2002.

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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