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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
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General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00048
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INVENTORY OF INDUSTRIAL AD VA

DANIA, FLORIDA

Broward County


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Table of Contents


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Part A---Natural Resources

1. Geography
2. Climate
3. Local Raw Materials

Part B---General Economy


1. Population
2. Labor
3. Retail Market
4. Manufacturing Industries

Part C---Government

1. Administration
2. Finances

Part D---Community Facilities


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Available Data
Transportation Facilities
Power
Fuel
Sewage and Waste Disposal
Water Supply
Communications
Educational Facilities
Health Facilities
Recreational Facilities
Police Protection
Fire Protection
Banking Facilities
Construction and Service Facilities
Retail Facilities
Wholesale Facilities
Housing Conditions
Hotels and Restaurants
Newspapers
Laundries and Dry Cleaners
Civic Organizations
Churches


Revised By:

DANIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Dania, Florida

and

FLORIDA STATE ADVERTISING COMMISSION
Tallahassee, Florida


Revised:
October/49









DANIA, FLORIDA


Part A---Natural Resources


1. Geography

Location: Dania is on the lower East Coast of Florida, between Fort Lauder-
dale and Hollywood.

Topographical features: Flat. Elevation, approximately 10 feet above sea
level.

2. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Fort Lauderdale over a 28-year
period.)


Normal temperature
Normal rainfall


Annual

75.2
64.19


68.6
3.09


April

73.8
5.03


July

81.5
5.55


October

78.1
11.21


Growing season:
only six killing


During a 26-year period, the U. S. Weather Bureau recorded
frosts in the spring and two in the fall.


3. Local Raw Materials

Timber: Limited quantities of cypress and pine are cut in this area.


Minerals:
town.


Tigertail Quarries is working coral rock deposits one mile from


Agricultural products:


Product


Tomatoes
Peppers
Beans
Cucumbers, cabbage, squash, eggplant
Potatoes
Mixed vegetables
Citrus fruit
Tropical fruits
Dairy products and beef cattle
Nursery stock and flowers
Grass sod
Poultry
Hogs, sheep, wool
Honey


Annual Value

$2,000,000
3,000,000
4,700,000
1,000,000
25,000
350,000
2,500,000
30,000
2,500,000
200,000
80,000
400,000
10,000
3,000


Part B---General Economy


1293


County total
City total
Negroes in county
Negroes in city


56,000
5,300
15,500
1,600


50,442
2,979
14,012
1,404


30,794
2,902
13,946
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23,042
2,469
7,670
1,299


20,094
1,674
6,687


Predominant nationalities: Native-born white, Negro.

*Estimate by Dania Chamber of Commerce.

2. Labor

Unions: .No national unions are established here.


1. Population









DANIA, FLORIDA


2. Labor (cont'd)

Approximate hourly wages: Unskilled white male, 750; unskilled Negro male,
60; unskilled white female, 75Q; unskilled Negro female, 600; skilled white
male, $1.25; skilled Negro male, 900; skilled white female, 90Q; skilled
Negro female, 750.

General: Dania is fortunate in having as permanent residents a large
*number of skilled workmen, including carpenters, plasterers, painters, drafts-
men and many other types of skilled workers.

3. Retail Market

General: Dania serves as the retail trading center for the immediate vicinity.

1948 Effective Buying Income per family in county, $3,509.*
1948 Estimated total retail sales in county, $59,474,000.*
1948 Estimated retail food stores sales in county, $12,831,000.*
1948 Estimated retail general merchandise store sales in county, $4,221,000.*
1948 Estimated retail drug store sales in county, $2,528,000.*

*Copyright 1949, SALES MANAGEMENT Survey of Buying Power. Further reproduc-
tion not licensed.

4. Manufacturing Industries

General: Ribbonwriter Corporation of America, Steinfeldt Thompson Canning
Company, and Redmon Foundry.

Part C---Government

1. Administration

Type: Commission-Manager.

Officials: Mayor, L. H. Brooks; City Manager, Luther Sparkman; City Attorney,
T. D. Ellis, Jr.

Special departments: City has an active building inspector, electrical and
plumbing inspector, city engineer, street and fire department.

Zoning: The city has a zoning ordinance in effect.

2. Finances

Current city tax rate: Operations, 13 mills; debt service, 5 mills.

Average city tax rate for last five years: Operations, 11 mills; debt
service, 8 mills.

City basis of assessment: 60% of actual value.

Total assessed value of real property in city: $2,621,355.

City license tax on manufacturing plant: Varies with type of business.

City utility tax: None.

Current county tax rate: Operations, 14.90 mills; debt service, 1.80 mills.

SBonded debt: City, $97,000.

Part D---Community Facilities

1. Available Data

Maps: City street, trunk water main and power distribution system maps are
available.


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2. Transportation Facilities

Rail: Dania is served by main lines of the Florida East Coast Railway and
the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. Pick-up and delivery service for less than
carload freight is not available.

Express: Railway Express Agency, Inc., provides rail express from Hollywood.
Free pick-up and delivery service is not available.

Highways: U. S. Highway i passe through Dania.

Local bus service: Two buses are used to provide local service.

Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines has 10 buses daily through Dania.

Intercity trucking service: Nationwide service is available from Hollywood.
Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville are among the principal cities that can be
reached by an overnight truck haul.

Air: Hollywood Airport, three miles from Dania, is the nearest airport. The
field is privately-owned and open to private planes. Hangar space is limited.
The field has one 1,000 foot runway. Charter cross-country flights and
commercial air transportation are not available.

3. Power

Florida Power and Light Company owns and operates the generating and dis-
tributing facilities. Copies of rate schedules can be obtained at the
company's office.

4. Fuel

Coal: Very little coal is used in this section.

Gas: Artificial gas, rated at 560 B.t.u. per cubic foot, is distributed by
Peoples Water and Gas Company. Copies of the rate schedules can be obtained
at the company's office.

Bottled gas: Several local companies distribute butane and propane.

Other fuels: Fuel oil is available.

5. Sewage and Waste Disposal

Sewage: Septic tanks are used for sewage disposal.

Garbage Garbage is collected daily in business section and three times a
week in residential oreas.

6, Water Supply

Source: Wells.

Treatment: Filtered and chlorinated.

Consumption: 500,000 gallons per day.

Pumping capacity: 500,000 gallons per day.

7. Communications Facilities

Telephone: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company operates a manual
exchange.

Telegraph; Western Union has office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week-days.
Office is closed on Sundays and holidays.


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8. Educational Facilities

Public schools: Dania has one high school.

Vocational training for white students: Manual training.

9. Health Facilities

City health department: Staff of two medical doctors and one dentist.

County health department: Staff of one full-time and two part-time medical
doctors, six nurses and two sanitary officers. Operates prenatal, postnatal,
venereal disease, well-baby, immunization and X-ray clinics.

Hospitals: None.

10. Recreational Facilities

Public parks: Community Park has tennis court and lighted softball court.

Athletic fields: None.

11. Police Protection

City: Force consistsof six persons. City has two patrol cars, with radio
equipment. Patrolmen are uniformed. Regular beats are maintained at night.
City jail is not approved for quartering Federal prisoners.

County: Sheriff and Florida Highway Patrol furnish police protection out-
side the city limits. County jail is approved for quartering Federal
prisoners.

12. Fire Protection

City: Force consists of four full-time and 10 volunteer firemen. City has
two fire engines and one fire station.

Insurance rating: SEAU, Class 3; NBFU, Class 8.

County: The city will provide fire protection outside the city limits.

13. Banking Facilities

General: The Dania Bank serves the area.

14. Construction and Service Facilities

Type and number: General contractors, 14; architects, 6; land surveyors, 2;
general machine shops, 0; machine repair facilities, 1; foundries. 5; con-
sulting engineers (civil, refrigeration, hydraulic and electrical).

15. Retail Facilities

Type and number: Dry goods stores, 3; department stores, 0; grocery stores,
14; drug stores, 2.

Parking: City has two parking lots and no parking meters.

Vacant stores: There were no vacant stores in the business district at the
time of this survey.

16. Wholesale Facilities

Dania is not a wholesale distribution center. A wholesale market is operated
to distribute tomatoes. Commercial cold storage, freezing and public ware-
housing facilities are not available.









DANIA, FLORIDA

17. Housing Conditions

General: Most local residents own their homes. During the winter seasons
there is a shortage of homes.

18. Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels: Number, 2; rooms, 50.

Restaurants: Number, 3; seating capacity, 80.

19. Newspapers

Weekly: The Dania Press, circulation, 1,300.

20. Laundries and Dry Cleaners

Commercial laundries: Number, 1.

Commercial dry cleaners: Number, 1.

21. Civic Organizations

Organization and name of president: Chamber of Commerce, R. A. Erwin; Lions,
James Heath; Rotary, Harold Trimble.

22. Churches

Denominations: Methodist and Baptist.


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