In 1996, the Florida Legislature reorganized the state's economic development structure by creating an expedited review process for state and regional agency permits. This Article explores this new regulatory process. Part II of this Article addresses the changes made by the 1997 Legislature. Part III of this Article details the manner in which this new process works by discussing the various new procedures available to economic development projects. Part IV examines the standard form Memorandum of Agreement that is to be drafted by the Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development (OTTED). Part V discusses the benefits to Florida's economy that are expected due to the more streamlined permitting process. Finally, Part VI concludes with a few observations on the impact of the expedited review process.
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