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The Longevity Economy: Why Seniors Are a Fast-Growing Emerging Market

It’s the mother of all untapped markets: the world’s 65-plus population. Already at a historical high of over 600 million people, it’s projected to hit a full billion by 2030, and 1.6 billion by 2050. And unlike many other fast-growing markets, this expansion will take place…

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Central Florida to get another Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza location, jobs

A Pasadena, California-based pizza chain is opening another location in Central Florida. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will open a 2,650-square-foot restaurant on Nov. 19 at 1405 Cornerstone Blvd. in the Tomoka Town Center in Daytona Beach. The restaurant will have seating for 75 indoors and 40…

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THE FUTURE OF AGING JUST MIGHT BE IN MARGARITAVILLE

Off a vacant stretch of highway in Daytona Beach, Fla., a line began to form outside the sales center for the first Latitude Margaritaville “55 and better” community. Those waiting dragged folding chairs, coolers, tents and dog-eared brochures featuring numbered sites that, in just over…

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Apartment boom in progress

The influx of newcomers to Volusia and Flagler counties is not only creating a need for more new homes. It’s also creating increased demand for apartments. And investors and developers have taken notice. “Daytona Beach was one of the top rent growth markets in the…

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Daytona’s Latitude Margaritaville gets OK to build more homes

Zoning unanimously approved for 2nd phase which would nearly double Daytona project to 6,650 DAYTONA BEACH — Having recently sold its 500th home in just 11 months, the developer of the Latitude Margaritaville community going up along LPGA Boulevard is now one step closer to…

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New Daytona retail magnet draws national chains

DAYTONA BEACH — There’s a new shopping mall in town, just in time for the holidays. Tomoka Town Center is the name of a 235-acre development area along the east side of Interstate 95 in Daytona Beach that became home to the Tanger Outlets mall…

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Grocery store projects move ahead on LPGA Blvd.

Two projects to bring grocery stores to Daytona Beach’s booming LPGA Boulevard corridor are closer to becoming a reality. General contractor Jon M. Hall Company recently began clearing land on the north side of LPGA Boulevard, just west of Interstate 95, to make way for…

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Locals await B.Braun’s decision on 2nd Daytona plant

Having given their best shot, local economic development officials remain hopeful that B.Braun will decide to build a second manufacturing plant in Daytona Beach. That decision could come as early as this month, said Kent Sharples, president of the CEO Business Alliance. “When I last…

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Brown & Brown begins work on future Daytona HQ

DAYTONA BEACH — Just over a year after Brown & Brown Inc. announced plans to build a new headquarters on North Beach Street, site work has finally begun on the office tower. “Everything is going according to game plan,” said Chairman J. Hyatt Brown in…

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