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.
The Halifax area is continuing to see a stagnant convention and tourism business, according to recently released bed tax collections by the County of Volusia.
Rooms already are being booked at the new Marriott Autograph Collection hotel known as The Daytona, which is anticipated to officially open April 17 across from Daytona International Speedway.
Well, it's become apparent we've reached that tipping point where too much of the Volusia County housing market has exceeded the affordability level.
Whether we like it or not, and a lot of local folks don’t, the hospitality industry continues to be one of the strongest growth industries in Volusia County.
Volusia County’s economy was humming along in the third quarter of 2018 with 3 percent growth in employment and 3.75 percent growth in wages from the third quarter of 2017, according a report just released by the state labor agency.