Flagler County, FL – June 15, 2016

Coastal Cloud, a Flagler County-based technology company, was awarded the JaxUSA Industry Leader Award on June 6th during a partnership luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Earlier this year, Chief Executive asked 513 CEOs to rank states they are familiar with on the friendliness of their tax and regulator regime, workforce quality and living environment. Florida topped the list as it has done every year for the last 12 years.

Three years of success validated Tim and Sara Hales decision to base their cloud consulting company in Flagler Co. Their recent purchase of the Discovery Center confirms their commitment to stay in Flagler County.

Flagler County High Schools Ranked Among Best in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report

My News 13

April 22, 2016

by Brittany Jones, Reporter

A pair of Flagler County high schools have been named among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.



Aveo Engineering receives TSO certificate from the FAA

Aveo Engineering announces they have received approval from the FAA means Aveo is ready to take the Palm Coast facility to the next level.

Why eliminating manufacturing equipment sales tax is a plus for your biz

Orlando Business Journal

March 15,2016

Matthew Richardson, Reporter

The Florida Legislature passed the permanent sales tax exemption on manufacturing machinery and equipment, an act that was included in House Bill 7099 that focused on taxation. The tax exemption that was first put into effect in 2014 was due to expire in 2017, but the bill renews the incentive as a permanent deal.

Flagler Beaches Ranked #3 on TripAdvisor’s List of Affordable US Beach Destinations

April 14, 2016

Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches was recently named to TripAdvisor’s list of “20 Affordable US Beach Destinations,” ranking as #3. Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches joins the company of other destinations in North Carolina, Maine and Hawaii.

“We are thrilled that Flagler Beach continues to be recognized by TripAdvisor and its users as a top beach destination, not only in the state but the entire US. It’s also a plus that some of our neighbors were on the list as well,” said Amy Lukasik, director of tourism marketing for the Flagler County Tourism Development Council. “Affordability is one of the main reasons that many of our visitors decide to come back year after year. Our properties and vacation rental homes offer an incredible bang for your buck with a variety of price points to suit even the most budget-conscious traveler. Plus, our main attractions, which are the beach and Mother Nature, are free!”

Said Ashlee Centrella, digital PR specialist, Vacation Rentals for TripAdvisor, “We analyzed the average cost for a week-long stay in a two-bedroom property between May 2016-Sept 2016, and found that Flagler Beach costs travelers an average of $932/week.  Travelers praise Flagler Beach for its beautiful views of the Atlantic.”

TripAdvisor will be actively promoting this list through all of their media outlets over the next few months, bringing attention to Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches as a premier vacation destination.          Read TripAdvisor Story Here

Daytona Beach News Journal

By Aaron London, News Journal

April 10, 2016

Change is in the wind at the Flagler County Airport, from extending the field’s main runway, adding safety features to taxiways, and building a new fixed-base operator facility, to planning for a new Florida National Guard operational center on the property.


March 24

By Aaron London

PALM COAST — A year after passing the 100,000 mark in population, Flagler County is continuing the growth curve, according to figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 29, 2016 – On Monday, March 28, Governor Rick Scott announced that President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Bill Johnson, will be transitioning out of the organization that he has led since the beginning of the Governor’s second term.

In a letter addressed to EFI Partners and Stakeholders on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Bill Johnson, EFI CEO and President, announced that he will be stepping down from his position and has “worked out a timeline to provide for a smooth transition and to participate in a number of key events in coming weeks, including two international trade missions.”  He further stated he remains a firm believer in the mission of Enterprise Florida.