ICSC Tampa/Sarasota Local Program

BDG Architects’ Deighton Babis helped plan an ICSC Local event in Sarasota on Thursday. The topic for discussion was, “Looking Ahead: Southwest Florida Retail.” Florida is one the fastest growing states in the country and continues to add jobs well above national averages. Sarasota, Lee and Collier Counties are often overlooked but are huge drivers to the state’s economy, and all have seen explosive growth recently.

Panelists took a deeper dive into the economies of the cites south of Tampa Bay, notable new retail/mixed-use developments, opportunities within retail and what the future looks like for the region. Click here for more photos.