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In the Works for 4 yrs North Florida Has a Regional Water Supply Plan – Finally

The North FL Economic Development Partnership
Is it Getting Involved in Agribusiness?

Posted December 8, 2016  04:20 pm

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – Almost three weeks ago the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) met for its quarterly meeting. Funded by mostly public money, the NFEDP does not announce its meetings on its web site, where it claims its principles include integrity and professionalism. It is funded mainly by state and federal grants and a per capita charge from the municipalities that belong. The majority of its membership works for the government. Industrial/manufacturing site promotion/economic development in the North Central Florida region are the main purposes of the NFEDP.

Higher Education for Florida's Undocumented Students at Risk Again

Lake City Picks Interim Logo – Councilwoman Moses Ready to Move Without Public Input

Lake City Tonight, Buried in the Agenda, A New City Logo

Columbia Cnty 5 Passes Medical Marijuana Moratorium: Did Anyone Read the Ordinance?

On Tap at the County 5 Tonight: County Atny Joel Foreman's Medical Marijuana Moratorium

Econ Dev Strategic Plan Committee Meets: More Interested in Massaging the Truth Than Telling It

Florida Horse-Slaughter Arrest Increases Push to Protect Them

Fort White Students Take Learning Outdoors

The Come-Back Kid: Jake Hill, After a 4 yr Absence, Took His Seat on the City Council

Cancer Mortality in N. Central FL: Col/Hamilton Cnty Health Dept  Administrator Comments

Mob-Like Settlement Agreement Leaves Former FSU QB Kelly Lowrey's Reputation Mired in Murk

Highest Cancer Mortality Death Rates in Florida? New Report Finds North Central Florida on Top

SVTA Administrator/Commissioner Sessions: Ignoring the Law Is Nothing New At the SVTA

Conservation: Chance for Bipartisan Action, Healing

Attorney Foreman's Rules Coming in December Robert's Rules, Still too Complicated for The 5

Joel ForemanCnty Attny Joel Foreman is Center Stage Tonight at the Infamous County 5: Rules - Rules - Rules

FL DOT, Dist 2, Schedules 12 Cnty Public Wkshop 3hrs Before Polls Close on Elec Day

Columbia Cnty Econ Dev Incentives: Home-Grown, Mom-and-Pops, Small Business Need Not Apply

Man's best friend rescued - then becomes boys best friend

Meeting Calendar
Don't be confused - Find links to agendas

Family Farms Offer High Quality for Just a Little Capital

Spreading Fake News: A Dangerous Bell That Can't Be Unrung

Reasons for Taxpayers to Join Prisoners and Riot @DOC

The Shame of Florida: Options on the Felon Vote

The Shame of FL: How FL's Felon Vote is Ruining Lives & Costing Taxpayers

FL Gas Average at $2.08

Our 'Flawed' Electoral College: Mistrusting the People

Hogan, Ifill, Rushing: Rest in Peace

Is Your Mug Shot in FACES Virtual Lineup?

And Now President-Elect Donald J. Trump: Wow

In Remembrance:
Janet Reno

If Babies Could Vote?

Medical Marijuana Could Be Big Election Winner in Florida

Is Trump On His Way to Winning Florida?

Money: A Clean Key Component of American Democracy

Will Trump Bring Rubio Down in Florida?

Amid Political Turmoil, ACA Open Enrollment Set to Begin