State officials believe that Florida will welcome 6 million new residents in the next 15 to 20 years. How big of an impact is that?
“When I was born, here in Florida, there weren’t 6 million people in the entire state,” RS&H Executive Vice President Joe Debs told a room full of state politicians last week. “The impact that this influx will have on our state is going to be significant.”
Debs joined a panel of transportation experts to discuss how the state’s roads and infrastructure must keep pace with growth and technology at the First Coast Delegation Summit held at Jacksonville University. Experts in the transportation, healthcare and education fields briefed Northeast Florida state representatives, senators and officials on trends and obstacles each industry faces in the Sunshine State.