Join us at the next CRA Advisory Board meeting on June 15th at the Immokalee Airport Authority at 8:30 AM.

Notice is hereby given that the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Boards will hold a Joint Public Meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15th at Immokalee Airport Authority at 8:30 AM – Salazar Machine & Steel Conference Room located at 190 Airpark Blvd #105, Immokalee, FL 34142.  

Join us at the next Joint CRA/MSTU Advisory Board meeting on May 18th at the Immokalee Library at 8:30 AM

Notice is hereby given that the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency & the Immokalee Lighting and Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit Advisory Boards will hold a Joint Public Meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18th, at the Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee – Event Center, South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142.    

Immokalee farm fetched over $10 million at auction

An Immokalee farm fetched over $10 million at auction last week. The farm, an 1,151-acre property formerly owned by Grainger Farms of Bradenton, went on the auction block as part of Grainger’s bankruptcy proceedings, according to the Naples Daily News. The auctioned farm actually straddles the county line separating Collier from Hendry counties. (The photo […]

Enterprise Zone incentives remain open until December 31

Even though the Florida Legislature decided to end the Sunshine State's Enterprize Zone program for communities like Immokalee, small businesses can still apply – Enterprise Zone incentives remain open until December 31.  Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Executive Director Bradley Muckell will explain how the valuable tax-break program will work in its waning months when […]

Workshop set for Commercial Building Improvement Grant Program

The word is circulating, applications are going out for Commercial Building Improvement Grant Program – intended for business owner who want to spruce up the exterior of commercial spaces.  The Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) won approval of the program tthree months ago and is now accepting applications and encouraging business owners to take advantage of it.  […]

Florida’s Enterprise Zone program to end; some incentives remain

Florida's Enterprise Zone program, one of the most cost effective incentive programs in Sunshine State history, will vanish at the end of 2015.  The Florida Legislature failed to renew the program, which was by law set to sunset at the end of year, but replaced it – in a way – with some other more […]

Major new development announced for Eastern Collier

Collier Enterprises has announced it is moving forward with a major new residential and commercial development in Eastern Collier County.  "(We are)  working with Minto Communities on planning and permitting activities for Rural Lands West," announced Patrick L. Utter, Collier Enterprises' Vice-President of Real Estate & Club Operations.  Formerly known as the Town of Big […]

Immokalee property tax values, revenue increases

For the first time in seven years the property tax values in Immokalee – and, therefore, revenues increased in 2014, according to Collier County tax collections.  The figures were reported earlier this week by Bradley Muckel, executive director of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), to the Collier County Commission sitting as the formal governing […]

Enterprise Zones headed for sunset.

Unless something drastic happens in the second half of the Florida Legislature's 2015 session, it appears Enterprise Zones in Florida – including Immokalee's – will die a natural death at the end of the year.  Enterprise Zones offer the most cost-effective program in the Sunshine State for job creation, entrepreneurial encouragement and a ticket out […]

Sweat Equity grant program for Immokalee businesses.

Immokalee business owners have a new way to renovate store and business exteriors.  The Immokalee CRA has opened its new Sweat Equity Grant Program to match 50 percent of the costs business owners spend on fixing up store fronts, exterior commercial buildings and aesthetic site improvements.  All improvements must meet certain criteria (below) and must meet […]