December 2019 | City of Deltona

A New Development

Welcome Tom Tomerlin

Deltona’s Assistant Economic Development Manager

Tom Tomerlin

Looking forward..

Tom Tomerlin is the Assistant Economic Development Manager for the City of Deltona, Florida. He is responsible for guiding and implementing the City’s economic development strategy. Doctor Tomerlin “Tom” is a seasoned Economist with over 20 years of experience in the analysis of both public and private sector issues. He has experience in a variety of fields including Economic Development, Real Estate, and Land Use decision making. Tom is most fond of helping economic development efforts for local governments in Florida. and as a Florida native, he has experienced the changing Florida landscape over the past decades. 


Close to Home

Mr. Tomerlin enjoys spending time with his two sons and fishing fresh-water lakes throughout Central Florida.

A Central Florida Native
Tom and Bear

Tom being attacked by a bear.

An analytical approach…

Doctor Tom Tomerlin earned a PHD from the University of Florida and teaches as an adjunct economics instructor on occasion. He has also earned a Master’s Degree from Clemson University. (at a time when they were not a football powerhouse)

The Right Direction

“Going forward, Deltona should continue to highlight the unique assets we have in-place. These assets include: Interstate 4 access, a talented workforce and available land.” -Tom

A New Decade

Longer term, Deltona has great potential for building an employment center of regional significance. Development of this type will provide economic opportunities to to Deltona residents who may be traveling elsewhere in the region for work.

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“The City is well positioned for more economic growth thanks to the groundwork laid by the Deltona Commission and Staff. I give special credit to the work of Jerry Mayes, Economic Development Manager, for helping to lay a solid foundation.”  -Tom


New Business is Coming to Volusia

The Deltona-Daytona-Ormond Beach area is forecast to become the 3rd highest employer in the nation according to the global staffing firm, Manpower.

This is great economic news for the city of Deltona. Incredible growth is happening in the largest city between Orlando and Jacksonville and people are discovering all of the many benefits which Deltona has to offer.

Many local businesses are expanding and hiring, reaching for the Citys’ Incentive Program and there is even more attention with the recent addition of Halifax Health/University of Florida, which is placed on a 131 acre commercial property. As construction continues, and concludes on Phase 1, which harnesses a fully functioning Stat-of-the-Art Emergency Room, new businesses are being built. An Extended Stay Hotel, Wawa, and multiple new restaurants and shops are being developed along the spine road of the Halifax property. Visit and contact Bobby Luthra for more details.


Contact Bobby Luthra at (407) 468-0099


Just east of the Halifax commercial property is Howland Crossings

The highlight of this 8.1 acre commercial property, divided into smaller parcels, is “The Center at Deltona” Premier Event Center and Grand Ballroom. Any businesses being built here will thrive as it is located only about a mile away from the I-4 interchange.


Somer Froemming

Somer Froemming (407) 862-0101

Equity and Deltona Village

Deltona Village, located just South of the Halifax Health property holds amazing potential. Anchored by EPIC Theatres of West Volusia, which was the highest grossing theater in Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Brevard, St. Lucie and Indian River counties. This is a new mixed-use 150 acre master planned property which allows over 900,000 square feet of mixed commercial development, entitlements are already in place.

Nathan Palmer (614) 586-3303

Nathan Palmer

Contact Nathan, Senior Vice President of Equity


Visit to learn more about Deltona Village.

One of the most exciting things happening along this I-4/Howland Blvd. Interchange is the proposed 1.4 million square foot distribution center. Known as the “Portland Industrial Park” there was much speculation on what exactly is being developed here, officially “Amazon” and there is definitely a big ‘buzz around town, and around the nation, regarding this massive project. We do know that this will bring road improvements and may likely produce as many as 500-900 new jobs in the City of Deltona.


Portland Industrial Park

There are many other available properties in Deltona. For a full list, please visit our “Browse Properties” section.

You may also read this recent article from Daily Commercial: volusia-flagler-jobs-area-forecast-no-3-in-nation-for-2020-hiring

Grab the report here: Manpower MEOS Report

Incentives for Developers too!

Deltona really does mean business.

One of our latest projects is of course the 1.4 million sqft distribution center slated for development on N. Normandy Blvd, near the 472/Howland I-4 Interchange,  This project will of course bring new jobs, road improvements and many other benefits. Halifax Health is right up the road and Deltona Village with Epic Theatres of West Volusia is ready for development as well. Howland Crossings is only 1 mile down the road on Howland with The Center at Deltona and several lots ready for build-out. Now is the time. This is your chance. Grow and succeed in the largest city between Orlando and Jacksonville. Contact Jerry Mayes via Email:, Manager of Economic Development for more information and visit our website for free online resources on #Grants, #Incentives, Demographics and all of the details about The City of #Deltona, #acityonthemove

Download the application here: Deltona-Incentive-Application- 



Deltona Middle School

Deltona Middle School’s Expansion

Deltona Middle School has plans for expansion. Massive plans. As the first middle school in Volusia County, Deltona Middle School is unique for several reasons. Being one of the oldest schools, but inside of one of the youngest communities, Deltona Middle offers guitar classes and helps students to focus on real world experience. Performing Arts harnesses the creativity of over 200 students. Chorus houses 180 students and Orchestra is growing with 45 students, playing their hearts out. Deltona Middle School is slated for rebuild and expansion with a $50 million dollar budget. These enhancements have already begun with a completion date in February 2022, but there is a very good chance that this may be done by January of 2021. Several determining factors are still in the works. Stay tuned to Deltona Means Business for more details and click the following link to view more information on: Volusia Schools

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