Forward-looking land use planning has created an optimum balance between tourism, retirement living and business development. Community leaders carefully designed areas for tourism growth in Old Town, business growth in the new
Pacific View Business Park, and retail stores along Hwy
101. The new Boardwalk and Siuslaw waterfront area is
designed to allow a casual strolling and seating area with
room for 10-12 developments of shops, diners or other marina
based uses. The Pacific View development features 55 acres of full-service sites, including fiber optic high speed. The neighboring world class Sandpines Golf Resort and spectacular ocean views makes this an ideal location for company headquarters, financial services, or any number of customer service industries.
Florence neighborhoods provide several cozy independent living facilities along with gated modular home communities. Condos along the Siuslaw River and in charming Old Town are among the new residential developments that make Florence inviting and affordable to retirees. The largest employer in the city, Peace Health Assoc, provides both a stable job base as well as trusted health care to the growing retiree population.
Florence is a unique location for conventions, trade shows and business meetings as well. The Florence Event Center offers
quality services, as well as
Driftwood Shores located directly on Heceta Beach.. Florence’s many fine hotels regularly accommodate business functions as well.