SEBASTIAN – Sebastian officials hope two new Web sites will help better promote their city and bring new life and new business to the area.
Those two sites, SebastianRetirement.com and SebastianBusiness.com, are designed with newcomers in mind and provides information on how to move to Sebastian, how to set up shop in the city and how to expand that business once here.
Ed Herlihy, who volunteered much of his time to getting the sites up and running, told the Sebastian City Council at a recent meeting that the information would be kept current and changes could be made with relative ease.
Earlier this year, Mayor Richard Gillmor suggested the city – and county, too – work to promote relocation and retirement to Florida due to the large number of vacant homes. He said at the time that if the housing units were absorbed, it could spark more construction, putting people to work building.
Vice Mayor Jim Hill said that while he likes the Web sites, he wants to make sure that information from the Indian River County and Sebastian River Area Chambers of Commerce and from the Economic Development Council also be incorporated.