NATURE COAST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


Nature Coast Business Development Council

 

The Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity contracted to handle economic development on behalf of Levy County and its eight incorporated municipalities. The organization looks to improve the quality of life for its residents by helping existing businesses grow while attracting others that support these businesses. Targeted industry includes: agribusiness/agritourism, aviation, financial, distribution, healthcare/medical, manufacturing, and transportation/logistics. 

History

The Levy County Development Authority was created in 1985 through a resolution by the Board of County Commissioners. It operated under the provisions of Florida Statutes for the purpose of fostering economic development in the County.

Holding its very first meeting in November of that year, two members appointed to the LCDA — Doug King and Walt McJordan — later would serve on the NCBDC board until 2015.

Neal Benson was its first Executive Director, hired on a part-time basis in 1988; he was succeeded two years later by Debbie Beauchamp, who was succeeded by George Sandora in 1990. Sandora served for seven years.

The Levy County Economic Development Council was incorporated in 1990 “to promote orderly and beneficial economic growth and to provide input and lend support to any functions or projects of the Levy County Development Authority.” In May of 2001, the County Commission through another resolution created the Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. – merging the EDC and LCDA into one organization.

Today

The mission of the NCBDC is to create economic prosperity in the communities it serves:  Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Otter Creek, Williston and Yankeetown.  Through community partners and its staff, it assists new and expanding businesses with site selection, capital acquistion, business plan review, technical assistance, growth and expansion, staffing needs, marketing and more.  Its Board of Directors enjoys pristine nature - miles of coastline, wetlands, preserves, forests, springs and abundant recreational opportunities - while ensuring responsible and desired growth occur.  The Board is diverse as the landscape of the Nature Coast, with backgrounds that include Business management, economic development, education and real estate.


NCBD 2016-2017 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report


Nature Coast Business Development Council Regular Monthly Board Meeting

November 10, 2016
December 8, 2016
February 9, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 12, 2017
December 12, 2017
March 8, 2018

May 10, 2018

 


Contact Information

David J. Pieklik
Executive Director

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1112
Bronson, FL 32621

Street Address:
26 Hwy. 40 West
Inglis

Telephone: (352) 447-4107 Ext. 108
Cell:   (352) 221-5113
Email: director@naturecoast.org

www.naturecoast.org

Main Office Hours: 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.






Visit Levy County
Restore Act
Public Records Request
SHIP
Levy County Sheriff's Office
Levy County School Board
Emergency Management
Levy County Health Department
Levy County Clerk of the Courts
Department of Public Safety
LEVY COUNTY, FLORIDA
355 S. Court St. | Bronson, FL 32621
Phone: (352) 486-5218

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the applicable office by phone or in writing.

Site by JSS Enterprises, Inc.