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Q & A : ED RYMER , WINNER OF AMERICA ’ S TOP PROJECT WITH

FLORIDA LAKES RV RESORT

By Opportunity Zone Magazine Staff

During America ’ s Top Project showcase , which was presented by Opportunity Zone Magazine in December 2021 , judges crowned Florida Lakes RV Resort as the overall winner . The opportunity zone project in Sebring , FL , was one of 11 finalists competing for the title in the unique shark tank-style competition . The award was accepted by Ed Rymer of Rymer Companies , who shares more about his project below .

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT THAT WON AMERICA ' S TOP PROJECT ?
The $ 27 million Florida Lakes RV Resort in Sebring will be built on a 101-acre lot with space for up to 687 RV sites . The upscale RV resort is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2023 . The project site is close to Highlands Hammock State
Park , lake activities , golf courses , shopping , restaurants and Sebring International Raceway .
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE WITH YOUR PROJECT ?
Great returns for my investors , an economic boom for the community and a good investment for my family .
WHAT DID IT MEAN FOR YOU TO WIN AND HOW DID THE PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION HELP WITH YOUR CAPITAL RAISE ?
Thankful for the opportunity to participate and grateful for winning America ' s Top Project . The award has given some additional credibility to an already positive development .
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