Jim Golden Presents at Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jim Golden, Vice President at HSA Golden, presented at the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum on November 10, 2010. The forum’s focus was Commercial Real Estate: Directions for Tomorrow, Obstacles and Opportunities. Also presenting were Mr. Jerry Anderson with Sperry Van Ness, and Messrs. David Felker and Paul Ihrig, both with BankFirst. In attendance were economic development agencies, regional county and city staff, and business leaders from throughout Central Florida. Mr. Golden’s presentation focused on the Brownfields program and detailed the approval process, economic benefits, EPA’s funding support, and local success stories. Local Brownfields initiatives and successes which were discussed included a new Lowe’s home improvement store, the redevelopment of an old Kmart site, construction of Midway Elementary School, and construction of the new Amway Center (new home of the Orlando Magic) in downtown Orlando. HSA Golden personnel were instrumental in the assessment and cleanup of the selected areas of the Amway Center site. Additionally, HSA Golden assisted in the establishment of a new Brownfields Area in the City of Winter Haven and is currently assessing sites within this area which are slated for redevelopment. A one-page synopsis of the benefits of the Brownfields Program can be found by clicking here: FDEP Brownfields Handout. We will gladly provide copies of Mr. Golden’s Brownfields Redevelopment presentation or the EPA’s Brownfields Area Grant Program presentation, please email him at jgolden@hsagolden.comprogressivecoders.comhsagolden.com.