Mayors, Local Business Leaders in Tally to Discuss Local Economic Development

By: Florida League of Mayors Release
By: Florida League of Mayors Release

Tallahassee, Fla. – April 14, 2011 -

Mayors and key business executives from their local areas serious about economic growth and progress at the local level are in Tallahassee today as a part of “Mayors Mean Business,” a business development event sponsored by the Florida League of Mayors. The group is meeting with state leadership to discuss the importance of cooperation at the local and state levels to facilitate business growth, job creation and investment in our cities and state.

“This event gives mayors and state lawmakers the chance to start a dialogue about economic growth in Florida’s cities,” said Bill Brooks, mayor of Belle Isle, Fla. and president of the Florida League of Mayors. “Cities are an essential part of restoring and maintaining economic vitality for our state, but we can’t do it alone. We are please Governor Scott is focused on job creation, we hope this trip to Tallahassee will lead to renewed cooperation with our state leaders.”

More than 60 local mayors and business leaders will be in attendance. Topics discussed with state leaders include the importance of private investments, strong economic partnerships and the role of local businesses in the vitality of Florida’s economy. “Mayors Mean Business” events include meetings with state lawmakers, a luncheon at which Senate President Mike Haridopolos will speak and a meeting with Governor Rick Scott.

“This event gives state lawmakers, mayors and business leaders a chance to interact in a way that will foster economic growth,” said Manuel Maroño, mayor of Sweetwater, Fla.

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