June 2019 - Deltona Means Business

MultiCARE Plaza

MultiCARE Plaza  -a redevelopment project has been completed at the MultiCARE Plaza (634 Deltona Boulevard). This multi‐facetted medical practice offers family medicine practitioner (MultiCARE Physicians), a wellness center for therapy, weight loss and nutrition. Also a MultiCare Direct Primary Care and a Gynecologist Office (Dr. Shakella Tawwab). These medical offices are also located within the City’s CRA.

MultiCare Plaza

Multi‐facetted medical practice

A City on the move!

Congratulations to the our Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability Manager, Jerry Mayes

Earning the Employee of the Year-Economic Enrichment award on May 23, at the 2019 Volusia League of Cities Distinguished Service Awards:

Ecological TourismIt’s very evident when you attend a grand opening in Deltona that businesses are here because of Jerry Mayes. As the City of Deltona’s Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability Manager, Jerry is in the business of convincing businesses to come to Deltona. It’s because of his persistence that Halifax Health is building a hospital here and Advent Health has built medical facilities here. It was Jerry who made the ‘famous’ call to Halifax Health seeking an opportunity to discuss the development of a much needed hospital in Deltona. Rafael Ramirez, Halifax Health, said “Jerry demonstrates tenacity, but is totally professional and well-informed. His work habits are second to none. He ‘bleeds’ Deltona and is its most loyal employee. Thank God that the City Manager and the City Commission keep changing his mind on retirement. I also warned him I’d stop construction if he retired”

It’s because of Mayes’s persistence with Halifax, Advent Health and others that Deltona will soon have that “lunch crowd,” a much-needed workforce to open the flood gates for restaurants and retail residents are clamoring for. Most of that is already being realized in the Howland Boulevard corridor. Others would have given up, but not Jerry. Mayes is good with residents. We might have a room full of residents not pleased with development, but after Mayes addresses their concerns, they leave happy about Deltona’s growth.

Jerry might be a bit more “green” than the average developer. His failed attempts at becoming a world-renowned turkey hunter, naturally has given him a genuine appreciation for the outdoors. Mayes led the effort in Deltona becoming a Monarch City, a State-designated “Trail Town” and in the Lakeshore/Community Center area becoming a State-designated Trail Head. Plans for the Eco-tourism Village are in the works too! His other plans are for Deltona to become a Pollinator City and a Blueways City, ready for recreational use of water trails as well as reducing and eliminating chemicals that are harmful to pollinators, our food system and the planet. He has a passion for making Deltona an Eco-Tourism destination and has a wonderful vision of how the Lake Monroe/Lakeshore Drive is a key component in Deltona’s economic future.

Jerry Mayes is very active in Volusia County, ensuring that the Deltona message is heard. Through his involvement in many organizations related to economic initiatives like Team Volusia, CEO Business Alliance, Chambers of Commerce, and the Deltona Business Alliance.

Butterfly Jerry Mayes

Jerry Mayes,                  Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability




Good things are happening in Deltona.

Workforce Training

Deltona is committed to helping those who want to begin and advance their careers in our growing city. There are abundant Training Resources and Grants available. These training programs are designed to benefit both the workforce and the business. So together, we may grow.

Training Grants

Quick Response Training (QRT)
Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)
Employed Worker Training Program Funding Assistance Program (EWT)
On-The-Job Training Funding Assistance Program (OJT)


Volusia School District announces that Deltona High School and Pine Ridge High School will be part of a three high school program offering the Cambridge International Examinations, an internationally recognized academic course of study.

Bethune-Cookman University

Currently offering multiple free small business related courses through the Center for Entrepreneurship Economic Development.

Daytona State College

Currently planning a new building to the Deltona Campus, with educational programs specializing in Health Services and Manufacturing.

Volusia Economic Development and Educational Network

Currently working regionally with Seminole County on raising the training and skills of the southwest Volusia County labor force.

The Volusia partners are the cities of Deltona, DeBary, DeLand, and Orange City.

The educational partners are Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, and the Volusia County schools.

The effort is supported by Career Source Flagler/Volusia, SCORE, The Volusia County Department of Economic Development, and Florida Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College.


This video provides the names of several resources for workforce development, education and training.

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Medical Arts Districts

The City of Deltona is now in Year 7 of the very successful Ten-Year Medical Expansion Program for “Medical Arts Districts” in the Deltona Activity Center area, plus other commercial clusters within the Deltona. At the (1) Deltona Activity Center, the (2) Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), and the (3) Saxon Medical Arts District, there are several projects being advanced to initiate a major medical hubs to spur development within these areas, promoting jobs growth and employment hubs for medical use and ancillary businesses supporting the job-holders.


Halifax Health/ University of Florida Health (Shands) at Halifax Crossings

The physical construction of the Halifax Health Emergency Room is completed and open. Construction of the six story bed tower now deals mainly with the interior of the building. Halifax Health has received approval of a 55,000 Square Foot Medical Office Building (MOB) as a part of this project. This $150+ million project will become a major job creator and economic driver for the Deltona Activity Center’s ‘Medical Arts District’ and the City of Deltona. The hospital is projecting to open in the 3rd quarter of 2019. Of note, on November 7, 2018,


Central Florida Regional Hospital

(a division of Hospital Corporation of America) announced plans a free standing emergency facility in the Deltona Activity Center area. CFRH has received the rezoning for the property. When completed, this expansion into the City will initially mean the creation of 50 or more new, in-city medical jobs and become a major part of the City’s ‘Medical Arts District’. City staff is awaiting CFRH’s revised submittal.


Florida Hospital (AdventHealth)

AdventHealth is building an emergency facility on Howland Boulevard. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, January 11. The projected grand opening is for the 3rd quarter of 2019.This development will bring in additional health services and 40 new medical employees to this “Medical Arts District”.

Family Health Source (FHS)

FHS has signed the lease for the facility relocation within the City of Deltona, and a major expansion. Family Health Source, a local clinic within the City, has been incentivized for job retention (15 health services jobs) and job expansion (15 new jobs) within the City, and will be expanding from a 3K Sq. Ft. location to a 25K Sq. Ft. location within the City’s CRA District. Build-out is scheduled to start in mid-2019. Also, FHS has decided to keep the DuPont Plaza location open as a clinic to serve the east side of the City.

First Choice Pediatrics

Acquired the former 5/3 Bank building at Courtland and Ft Smith Boulevards and is currently doing a renovation. FCP has also developed several offices that they will be able to utilize as either future expansion or lease.

Private Medical Offices

Now being either opened or land is being shown to site selectors for stand-alone medical offices in various locations within the City. This is the further expansion of health services and job creation with the City, serving the residents and visitors health needs and offering employment in the medical field.

The Saxon Commercial Sewer

The commercial sewer expansion project would facilitate future commercial growth in this prospective business corridor of the Community Redevelopment Area. The City has elected to complete this project and funds are appropriated in the City’s budget and will greatly assist in the recruitment of businesses to that area. This development will coincide with the planned FDOT expansion of Saxon Boulevard.

Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)

On July 7, 2016, the Southwest Deltona Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) was formed. The goal is revitalization of the CRA area through utility and transportation improvements. The City is preparing for sidewalk repairs and ADA compliant sidewalk improvements, among other projects. This is a redevelopment backbone for the City’s original commercial area. The owners of the Deltona Plaza have informed the OED that “The Plaza” is now fully occupied and additional new development, in the areas of the parking lot near Deltona Boulevard, are being considered.

The 5-Year Strategic Economic Development Plan

The consultant (RMA) was selected and will assist the City in moving forward toward targeted economic development growth through the development of a business park. A business park will attract businesses that can offer well-paying jobs. The primary target of the Economic Development Plan is the development of an in-City workforce, which will then attract additional retail, services, and restaurants.

Retail Development

The announcement of the development of a retail based project at the DeMarsh property (Epic Theatres and Epic Theatres Corporate Offices in Deltona Village). The plans on developing the 160-acre parcel of land in front of the EPIC Theatres’ corporate headquarters and theatre. These plans include major retail, grocery, offices, apartments, restaurants, and more.


The Deltona City Office of Economic Development works to connect local businesses with resources which help to plan and implement growth projects.

Let us help you to identify where local, state and federal resources may be available to assist local firms in their profitable growth.


  • Assistance with business plan development, marketing advice and business location selection.
  • Assistance with recruiting and hiring a talented workforce, along employee training assistance.
  • Financial introduction and accounting advice.
  • Allow us to introduce you to a government contracting and exporting.
  • Tell us what you need and our group will strive to fulfill your needs.



Working with Deltona’s existing businesses to provide assistance through mentoring, workshops, education and opportunities to build a stronger business foundation.

  1. Career Source

    -Creating Opportunities for training, employment and financial well-being.

  2. SBCD

    -Providing nationwide educational assistance to strengthen small and medium business management.

  3. DOED

    -Providing FREE business planning in the areas of top line revenue, growth, hiring, training, financing, product improvement and supply chain issues.

  4. SCORE

    -Fosters vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

  5. FLVEC

    -An online directory of resource agencies who serve entrepreneurs like you, organized for each stage of your business.


For even more resources please visit the “Business Resources” section of our website.


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