Imagine my surprise. County offiicals learn that growth is stimulated by getting out of the way.

Other economic-development initiatives by the County Commission included a common-sense ordinance allowing for new businesses to open with a temporary certificate of occupancy, allowing 27 new businesses to open their doors, Davis said.

“If you’re a small business, there’s not a day that’s more expensive than the day before you open your door,” Davis said. “We gave our county administrator the latitude to sign-off on these certificates and allow new businesses to open.”

Imagine if they didn’t have to get an overlord’s permission.

Source: Indian River County using tourism to rebound from the Great Recession – TC Palm