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Volusia County Commuting Patterns

Labor Shed Analysis

Labor Shed studies and analysis provide economic development partners, including existing and prospective employers, a valuable tool which helps us to understand the labor market locally. It assists economic developers in making informed decisions regarding expansion and site selection. Labor Shed studies may also help us in gathering details on the potential impact on the environment, socially or even economical incidents.

Working and Living

The majority of Volusia County workers blend into the Health Care/Social Service category (17.5%) and the Retail market (14.4%) Whereas 14.9% of workers actually living in Volusia County are employed in the Health Care/Social Services niche and 14% in Retail trade. What do these numbers really tell us? A very detailed examination of the commuting patterns for the County of Volusia shows us that there is a net outflow of -41,914 workers. That means that 48.1% of workers who reside in Volusia county are employed in other counties throughout the state. Beginning with Orange County at 26,630 workers followed by Seminole County at 21,566 workers and Duval County with 6,478 Volusia County residents working there. This is the 20th lowest outflow ranking among Florida counties. In contrast, there are 55,039 Volusia County workers whom reside outside of the county.

Veterans and Civilians

There are over 50,000 Veterans residing within Volusia County and a 69.4% owner-occupied housing rate. This shows us that the majority of Volusia County home-owners actually live in the homes which they own. Volusia county has an estimated population of 547,538 residents and as of August 2019 a Civilian labor force of 52%, that’s 257,950 Volusia County residents who are willing and able to get to work. The average travel time for the commuters to get to work is 25 minutes.

Jobs and Labor

There are over 12,603 employer establishments in Volusia County and total employment of 143,888. This proves a 3.7% unemployment rate. The work area profile shows a total number of primary jobs in Volusia County as 159,608. Most workers are between the ages of 30-54 (51.1%) followed by 55 and older at 26.6% and 29 or younger at 22.3%. That 35,591 jobs for the worker of age 29 or younger. Although 23.7% of job earnings are under $1,250 per month, the majority of earnings are between $1,251 and $3,333 per month and 33.4% of jobs by earnings at over $3,333 per month. Lead again by Health Care/Social Assistance, Retail and Accommodation/Food Services.

Inflow & Outflow

There are almost 97,000 external jobs filled by residents, 50,000 of them between the ages of 30 & 54. But the internal jobs, filled by outside workers is 55,039. Internal jobs filled by residents is a whopping 104,569.

Volusia County Workforce

Volusia County’s workforce is strong, dedicated, educated and ready to get to work. Many residents have been forced to work outside of the county. Deltona in specific is different, because we are changing. We are growing, exponentially and this expansive growth has gained the attention of people from all around the world. The growth of the Medical Arts Districts in Deltona as well as Retail development, Residential development and a 1.4 million square foot Amazon Fulfillment Center is encouraging residents who would rather work within the city they live. Deltona’s residents stand above the rest with much to look forward to. It truly is “A City on the Move”

Ongoing Development and Recently Finished Projects

Portland Industrial Park of Deltona

The Deltona City Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an incentive package worth almost $2.5 million for a major distribution center, Amazon!

“Deltona’s Portland Industrial Park”

    The City of Deltona welcomes Amazon to our City! The project represents the most recent, and largest, win from the City’s ongoing economic development efforts. The project will result in the construction of a 1.4 million square foot fulfillment center, built on an 85 acre portion of the new Portland Industrial Park, located at the Interstate-4/SR 472 Interchange Area. The City plans for this area to be an employment center of regional significance.

Portland Industrial Park -PDF

RMA Lynn Dehlinger

Senior Economic Development Manager, Associate Broker

2401 East Atlantic Blvd. Suite #305

Pompano Beach, FL 33062

o:  954-695-0754 | c: 407-619-2848




Halifax Health

The physical construction of the Halifax Health Emergency Room is completed and open. Construction of the six story bed tower (Phase 3) is complete, as the topping-off ceremony has been held. Now the interior of the building is being developed. Halifax Health has received approval of a 55,000 square foot medical office building (MOB) as 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 December of 2019. Of note, on November 7th, 2018, Halifax Health announced a planned joint venture with the University of Florida Health (Shands) for the Deltona hospital facility.


Halifax Health, Deltona

Deltona Village


Conveniently located between Daytona Beach and Orlando at one of the last undeveloped exits on Interstate 4.

Anchor pads and out parcels available.


Epic Theatres at Deltona Village

Deltona Village

Florida Hospital (AdventHealth)

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

AdventHealth, Deltona ER is now open for patients and guests.


Howland Boulevard Storage (Store Right)



Wawa is your all day every day stop for fresh and hot food, gas, services and a surcharge free ATM. Now open on the corner of Howland next to the new Halifax Health.


The House Next Door

One of the primary goals of The House Next Door is to build a positive rapport with the Family. Our Family eduation and support programs require parental involvement. The Family must also commit to being open and honest in sessions, and strive to follow the recommendations of the program counselors.


O’Reilly Auto Parts

O’Reilly Automotive intends to be the dominant supplier of auto parts in our market areas by offering our retail customers, professional installers and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided with the highest possible service level.


Burger King

Every day, more than 11 million guest visit Burger King restaurants around the world. And they do so because our restaurants are known for serving high-quality, great tasting food. Founded in 1954, Burger King is the second largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world. The original home of the Whopper. Our commitment to premium ingredients, signature recipes and family-friendly dining experiences is what has defined our brand for more than 50 successful years.


Family Health Source

Providing quality healthcare services which are accessible to all persons in our community. Promoting individual health and wellness through education, services and resources.


First Choice Pediatrics

At First Choice Pediatrics (FCP) we understand the importance of feeling completely comfortable with your child’s primary care physician. Your children’s health is our priority. Our Board Certified Pediatricians have extensive training in children’s health care. FCP provides the finest Pediatricians who are dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of infants to teenagers. Our expert physicians offer full-service pediatric care.


MultiCare Physicians Direct Primary Care

Multicare Physicians Direct Primary Care (DPC) was designed for more affordable and more accommodating, preventative healthcare.


Lakeshore Eco-Village

Redevelopment of the Lakeshore Community Center, with emphasis on a “recreational lodge use” Tree Houses, Cabins and Camping. A bike-hut, the Little Red Schoolhouse and a Lodge as well as an improved boat landing and Kayak Rentals.

Howland Crossings and IRG

Howland Crossings

Howland Crossings is a new development area of 8.1 acres divided into smaller parcels. Located on Howland Boulevard and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Howland Crossings is the location for The Center at Deltona which is Deltona’s new multi-million dollar community center. Located only a few minutes from the I-4 corridor on Howland Boulevard, this is the perfect location to build and open a business. The City of Deltona, along with developers and partners, is also currently in the beginning stages of building a 1.4 million square foot distribution center right down the road. This facility is estimated to bring about 1,000 jobs to the City of Deltona. The new Halifax Hospital/University of Florida is also located just a few minutes away down Howland Boulevard. All of this amazing growth is sure to bring many opportunities to the residents of Deltona and surrounding areas. It’s your chance to get in on the ground floor. Good things are happening in Deltona and we’re proud to be a part of it.

Please contact Steve MacGeorge and Somer Froemming of IRG Commercial, Inc.

To learn more please contact:

Steve MacGregor

Steve MacGeorge    (321) 356-1802

Somer Froemming

Somer Froemming (407) 862-0101

Equity and EPIC Theatre

Deltona Village

The new Mixed-Use 150 acre master planned property allowing over 900,000 square feet of mixed commercial development, with entitlements already in place, Deltona Village is open for business. Anchored by the EPIC Theatres of West Volusia, which in 2016 was the highest grossing theater of all theaters in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, and Saint Lucie Counties! Amazing potential at this location along the I-4 corridor on Howland Boulevard. Deltona is quickly becoming not only known as a Medical Arts District but a centralized location for dining, shopping, ecological tourism and housing. Deltona is being recognized as the next major business expansion region north of Orlando. On the western side of the Deltona Village property is a proposed 1.4 million+ square foot distribution center and the new Halifax Health/University of Florida is just across the street on the north side. With all of the new jobs, new housing and development, Deltona’s population of 92,000 residents is sure to flourish. Deltona Village is located on the Southern corners of Howland Boulevard and East Graves Avenue, with the addition of 4 acres on the northwestern corner of Forest Edge Drive and Howland Boulevard.

Deltona Village PDF

For more information please contact:
Jerry Robson (407) 995-6673

JJ Robson

Call JJ today to learn more

Nathan Palmer (614) 586-3303

Nathan Palmer

Contact Nathan, Senior Vice President of Equity


Visit equity.net to learn more about Deltona Village.

Good things are happening in Deltona.

Deltona Commercial Properties

Now is the time! ?NEW CONSTRUCTION?
Build your business in Deltona.

   Halifax Crossing, Deltona Village and other properties near the Howland I-4 corridor are available.
An over 1 million square foot distribution center has been approved for the City of Deltona, Florida, located near Howland Blvd. & I-4 on North Normandy. So if you are looking to build your business, now really is the time. Follow the “Properties” link below to see what’s available.↙️


“Moving at the speed of business, not bureaucracy.”
-Jerry Mayes, Deltona Means Business
Jerry Mayes

Jerry Mayes, Economic Development and Eco-Tourism Sustainability Manager.


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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.


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