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2017 County Update
Transcript of 2017 County Update
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12% companies listed in the Fortune 500 in 1995
were still there in 2015
12% of the firms listed in the
were still listed there in 2016
12% of the firms listed on the
in 1995 were still there in 2016.
In 1965, Fortune 500 companies
stayed in the index for an average of 33 years.
By 2012, that dropped to 18 years.
And by 2016, the forecast is
that it will be down to 14 years.
Look at the impact Amazon has had on the marketplace with brick-and-motor stores such as Best Buy and supermarkets.
What's the Largest Transportation Company?
What's the largest lodging company?
St. Lucie County is changing...
Population is now more than 300,000 and expected to grow by another 155,000 by 2040.
Port St. Lucie is the 8th largest city in Florida.
When will it move to No. 7?
Investments in Public Safety
Sales Tax for Much Need Infrastructure
You don't get the future you deserve,
you get the future you work for.
St. Lucie County is working hard and smart to move us closer to build the future we want to see.
The State of Florida, St. Lucie County and the Mets sign a new contract to rebuild First Data Field
Florida contributed $20 million over $20 years, while the Mets increased their contribution to $2 million annually
Orange County notifies its cities that they may have to pay $670,000 for their recycling.
Had the rate been implemented this year - the City of Orlando alone would have had to pay $364,000
From July 2016 to July 2017, St. Lucie County's recycling agreement with
Port St. Lucie has paid the city $790,000
Working with FIND, St. Lucie County saved
$2 million on renourshing Jetty Beach Park
St. Lucie County partnered with Martin County on a $9 million 800 mhz radio
Working with Treasure Coast Tourism Offices and 9 private businesses, created the
TC Wine & Ale Trail
Partnered with St. Lucie Public Schools and
the City of Fort Pierce on Legislative Affairs
This year $189 million is coming to St. Lucie County from Tallahassee for projects such as
- FDOT work ($105 million)
- Restoration of Teague Hammock Preserve
- IRSC New Vocational Building
- McCarty Ranch ($1 million)
- ECG Trails ($2.5 million)
Army Corp of Engineers agree to provide up to $12 million for future beach renourishment projects at Fort Pierce Beach.
Copas Nursing Home in Tradition receives final Federal & State approval with additional $38 million in funding.
Big population growth requires BIG IDEAS to handle it.
Through a series of legal challenges and negotiations, St. Lucie County has achieved most of its recommended safety
(All Aboard Florida)
Lower Crime Rates: Florida is at a 46 year low.
St. Lucie County arrest are down 6.4%,
while violent crime is down 5%
St. Lucie County's Communications Division is using 6 different social media platforms to communicate with residents.
St. Lucie County's
new mobile app gives residents easy access to request services or submit public records
Alert St. Lucie gives residents e-notification via phone call; text or email for emergencies
St. Lucie County is working with the St. Lucie Public Schools to provide a pet-friendly shelter during hurricanes
Hosting more gradulations
at the Havert L. Fenn Center
(both for St. Lucie Schools and Indian River State College)
The return of the Oxbow's Annual Earth Day Celebration
plants the seeds for the first St. Lucie Procession of the Species (Oct. 14 as part of the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival)
County staff and volunteers removed invasive plants and replanted thousands of native grasses, trees and bushes on Wesley's Island. More than 80 volunteers donated 300+ hours.
Commissioners worked on composting and bio-solid legislation to protect residents and the watershed.
The new 20,000-square-foot Lewis Library is on schedule to open this fall on Rosser Blvd. in Port St. Lucie
St. Lucie County is creating a bike-share program with
10 different stations around the county; strategically located near bus routes.
St. Lucie County held two community workshops aimed and reviving the local arts agency concept.
Staff recently earned 4 awards from the Palm Beach Public Relations Society of America and the Florida Public Relations Association.
St. Lucie County is the largest single investor in the EDC at $250,000 annually. This investment has created 1,279 new jobs countywide in 2016.
St. Lucie County, the TPO and FDOT have worked on critical corridors such as Second Street into the Port, Midway Road and Kings Highway
Utilities expansion is underway:
- Consolation/reduction of debt
- Connection fee reduction
- Water service expansion (N. US 1)
Planning and Development review times have been drastically improved. Maverick Boats' expansion went from plans to final approval in 8 weeks.
Additionally creation of the Business Navigator position has helped streamline the process and provide a liaison between the public and private sectors.
The Treasure Coast International Airport and the Port of Fort Pierce continue to be a focus for future economic growth.
- $19 million in investments are being made at the airport of the next 18 months with 90% of those funds coming from outside agencies
Work is underway on the 10,000-square-foot Sunshine Kitchen inside the Treasure Coast Research Park. The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be completed by early summer 2017.
St. Lucie County's Human Resources Department is making sure the BOCC employees are business ready and well-trained, offering courses in customer service at IRSC, as well as mentoring and leadership training. The county's IGNITE Leadership program received 3 national awards from HR.com, going up against Fortune 500 companies
Community Partners making significant impacts & improvements
- St. Lucie Public Schools increased graduation rates
- IRSC's Aspen Award finalist
St. Lucie County's employees care...
- $11,000 for Making Strides Against Cancer
- $76,000 for United Way
Some of these ideas that are already underway include:
- Septic to Sewer
- Beets as jet fuel at the Research Park
- Port St. Lucie's Crosstown Parkway
- Targeted Educational Training for Emerging Technologies
- Tackling the opioid crisis
Thanks to the leadership of Community Services Director Beth Ryder, St. Lucie County is receiving outside funds to offer free transit for 2 years, starting September 2017.
Veterans Court Agronomy Program
St. Lucie County's Parks staff is working with veterans assigned to community service to work at Fairwinds Golf Course and with local educational institutions
to provide certification in agronomy to help with future employment
Assault of Home Rule
"Our duty is to supply the best possible life to a federal organization, to systems within systems: To make town, city, county, state and federal governments live with a like strength and on equally assured healthfulness, keeping each unquestionably its own master and yet making all interdependent and co-operative combining independence with mutual helpfulness. The task is great and important enough to attract the best minds."
-- Woodrow Wilson from The Study of Administration
St. Lucie County made a $10 million investment on the creation of a single-stream recycling facility.
By working with our State and Federal Delegation, St. Lucie County was able to get the 10-Mile Creek Stormwater Project back on track.
A special Thanks to Sen. Nelson,
- the new hanger at TCIA
- the Sunshine Kitchen
- transferring 10-Mile Creek to SFWMD
- Copas Veterans Nursing Home