In spite of housing markets that have been depressed by COVID19 lockdowns, a new luxury development is opening up in West Palm Beach in late 2022. Florida’s regulatory scheme, low tax rates and post-COVID lockdown success have been such a draw that Big Money luxury developments are flocking to the Florida coast.
According to MultiHousing News,
“Dubbed Icon Marina Village, the project will have 399 units split between two 24-story towers. The community will offer one-, two- and three-bed floorplans that have an average size of 1,150 square feet, as well as penthouse options that reach up to 3,000 square feet, two of which will have their own private rooftop pools. Residents will also get access to the community’s amenities that will include an outdoor kitchen, yoga space, heated pool, fitness center, beach club and outdoor bar.”
Arturo Peña, vice president for Related and lead developer for Icon Marina Village attributed the rush to develop to multiple factors driving up demand in the Sunshine state.
“Families, young professionals, and empty nesters are relocating here due to the incredible weather and ample lifestyle opportunities,” Peña told MHN. “Major businesses are also moving their entire operation here to what some are calling ‘Wall Street South.’”
A Successful Model of Conservative Governance Has Businesses Flocking to Them
Here is proof positive that the ‘America First’ (or in this case: Florida first) style of conservative governance under Ron DeSantis’ Republicans is yielding major dividends for Floridians, as this particular developer expects to have 5k units under construction worth over $2 Billion. New data from WPTV Palm Beach shows that Florida unemployment dropped 0.3 percentage points from December to January, landing at 4.8%. The state gained some 1,700 private-sector jobs mainly in trade, transportation, utilities and .. yup construction. Leisure and hospitality have yet to see the recovery though as many in blue states are still hesitant to travel.
Florida has seen 11 consecutive months of private sector job growth. Our unemployment rate is 4.7% – far below the national rate of 6.0%. pic.twitter.com/pgNu1yaSGC
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 16, 2021
WPTV reported that,
Department of Economic Opportunity Director Dane Eagle, a former Republican lawmaker, attributed much of the success to Florida’s governor.
“Florida’s economy remains resilient under Governor DeSantis’ leadership as we continue to see sustained month-over-month job growth,” said Dane Eagle, the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “Governor DeSantis has kept our state open for business, and I am proud of the work we have done to ensure Floridians continue to return to the workforce.”
The evidence is indisputable and was laid out beautifully by UnWokeNarrative. DeSantis’ COVID policy worked incredibly well as opposed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s
murderous insane criminal patently evil (edit) ‘controversial’ policies which failed catastrophically. As a result, businesses and people are fleeing the leftists socialist city-states and flocking to Florida and Texas, GOP Paradises.