In 2001, S.E.E.D. collaborated with the City of Stuart and demolished a run-down, drug-infested trailer park and built an apartment complex which was sold and is now valued at $500,000. S.E.E.D. has also partnered with Farmers Electric Co-op and built a spec warehouse in Stuart’s business park. This was eventually sold to Wausau and has a valuation of $400,000 and provides the town with local jobs.
The non-profit purchased three dilapidated buildings in downtown Stuart, along with a development agreement with the City, demolished and sold the property to an investment company. As a result, a Dollar General store was constructed and is valued at $300,000. This also provides local jobs.
S.E.E.D. is aware of the benefits recreational activity brings to a town and how important Emergency Services are to the well-being of Stuart citizens. Subsequently, they became the recipient of a grant to construct a walking/biking trail that is currently situated around the old athletic complex; and traded land with the City of Stuart so a helipad could be constructed to provide Life Flight an area to land in emergencies.