The City of Florence through the Florence Urban Renewal Agency, has invested over $1 million in infrastructure improvements to its downtown. Having created an urban renewal area, the city demonstrates commitment to improving the city for future economic growth. Local businesses can confidently invest in the City knowing that strategic efforts are underway to support a healthy economy and community. Beyond physical investments, the City is committed to providing resources to local businesses to support their success. The City understands that local businesses provide important amenities and services that define the community culture and identity.