Economic Development

OUR CONSULTANTS HAVE AN ARRAY OF EXPERIENCE in the economic development sector. We have successfully secured economic incentives on behalf of our clients, won Florida Job Growth Grant Fund awards, secured funding for local economic development infrastructure projects, and secured funding for post-disaster recovery programs that help get Florida communities back on their feet after a natural disaster.

Capital City Consulting’s Dean Izzo has an extensive background in economic development, which led to his appointment as Chief of Staff for the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) where he oversaw each division and program, cabinet affairs, communications, and external affairs. Dean has been responsible for overseeing multi-million dollar budgets, including the budgets of DEO’s subcontracted agencies such as Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida, and CareerSource Florida. Since joining our economic development consulting firm, Dean helped a client win the third largest award from the Governor’s Job Growth Grant Fund in 2018, helped a client win $200 million for an economic recovery project, and assisted clients in partnering with Enterprise Florida to provide small, minority, and entrepreneurial companies with training, development and financing options for their businesses.

As Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Rick Scott, Megan Fay was instrumental in securing $76 million to fully fund Visit Florida and in the creation of the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. Megan also oversaw Florida Housing Finance Corporation, the agency that finances affordable housing projects, and CareerSource Florida. Consultant Jim Boxold joined the firm after serving as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), where he was responsible for managing a $10 billion budget and over six thousand employees. FDOT undertakes transportation projects across the state, providing a strong economic foundation for job growth and economic productivity. Since coming to our economic development consulting firm, Jim has worked with clients to secure FDOT funding and approval, as well as work with airports and local transportation agencies across the state.