Bringing Vision to Reality


City of Margate

Broward County

North Broward Hospital District

Margate Chamber of Commerce

Florida Redevelopment Association

The FRA was founded in 1974 to promote redevelopment and growth of downtowns. The focus was later broadened to encompass Community Redevelopment Agencies (MCRAs) and the Main Street Program cities. Today, FRA also includes non-profit organizations, consultants, private developers and cities that do not have Downtown Development Authorities, MCRAs or Main Street programs. The organization’s goal is a comprehensive association of all players in Florida's urban revitalization network.

FRA is an independent association separate and apart from all other bodies, public and private. It is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership and is staffed through an annual contractual agreement with the Florida League of Cities, Inc. FRA's mission is to provide a forum for members to share knowledge and common experiences regarding redevelopment opportunities and problems; encourage adoption of legal and financial tools and programs favorable to community redevelopment; and serve as a statewide clearinghouse for redevelopment information.


SCORE the "Counselors of America's Small Business Owners" is national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and grow their businesses. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and Washington D.C., SCORE has 364 chapters in the United States as well as in U.S. territories. SCORE is a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Their public service mission is to provide face-to-face and e-mail business counseling to help small businesses evaluate plans, stabilize, grow, innovate and succeed. SCORE is a mentoring organization that gives counsel and advice to people who are in-business or want to start a business.

Broward SCORE was founded in 1964 as Chapter 17 and is an active chapter with more than 24 volunteers. The counselors of BrowardSCORE are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success.

The South Florida Regional Planning Council

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

The Urban Land Institute
ULI–the Urban Land Institute is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the institute now has more than 25,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land to enhance the total environment.

Enterprise Florida
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is the public-private partnership responsible for leading Florida’s statewide economic development efforts. EFI was formed in July 1996, when Florida became the first state in the nation to replace its Commerce Department with a public-private organization that's responsible for economic development, international trade and statewide business marketing.

Florida Economic Development Council
The mission of the Florida Economic Development Council is to advance economic development in Florida and to enhance the professionalism of its members through education, interaction, and the exchange of information with business, government, and all other appropriate organizations.

Florida Housing Coalition
The Coalition is unique in that it provides technical assistance to local governments and nonprofit organizations in all areas of affordable housing. Its technical assistance team consists of six technical assistance staff members and 25 experienced professionals that volunteer on the board of directors. The Coalition also has access to a number of other volunteers available to assist in specialized areas.

Florida League of Cities

The FLC provides resources to local governments and local elected and appointed officials.

International Downtown Association
The International Downtown Association is a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers. Through its network of committed individuals, its rich body of knowledge, and its unique capacity to nurture community-building partnerships, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well being of towns, cities and regions throughout the world.

International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions.

International Council of Shopping Centers

Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 54,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.