SCORE to meet
There’s nothing like being held hostage by a hurricane to bring a local economy to a grinding halt and, oh yeah, we’re still in peak storm season.
The award-winning 4 Rivers Smokehouse will open its newest location this winter at OneDaytona, the 300,000 square-foot retail, dining and entertainment destination directly across from Daytona International Speedway.
Writing this column early, watching all the storm warnings, it’s difficult to determine what economic impact Hurricane Dorian will have on Volusia County.
Ronald D. Clifton III and Blaine O’Neal Jr. might be eighth graders at Silver Sands Middle School, but they are learning life lessons In Economics 101 at the Daytona Flea and Farmers Market.
The Coronado Thrift and Boutique Store at 1431 South Dixie Freeway in New Smyrna Beach has closed its doors permanently, having lost its lease, to make room for a Planet Fitness, a gym franchise business.
Epic Flight Academy at the New Smyrna Beach airport has trained more than 5,000 pilots from more than 80 countries in the 20 years it has been in business.
Like any other metro area in the U.S., the Daytona Beach area has a lot of aging malls and shopping centers whose owners are struggling to fill a lot of empty spaces.
We had a little hiccup in April in conventions and tourism, possibly from all that beer consumed in March by that huge crowd of bikers.
Now that we’re about to lose a public company with NASCAR buying International Speedway Corp., it looks like we may be back down to three public companies based here.
The value of property in Volusia County is up 8% from last year and now 95% of the all-time high set in 2007 just as the bubble was about to burst.
As we know, Volusia County grew by 9,358 or 1.7%, so, as you'd expect, municipal population growth wasn't too much either, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest report, which covers the period July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
Working with half the space it had on International Speedway Boulevard, the new Barnes & Noble now open at Tomoka Town Center in Daytona Beach actually appears larger.
Volusia County's population grew about 1.7% from July 1, 2017, to July 1, 2018, according to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau.