Tallahassee Promoting a "Shop Local" Culture

Local leaders are jointly planning and developing strategies for the financial sustainability of the area in these recessionary times.

Local representatives from various segments of the community have formed a group to take a look at how to address job growth in the community.

Leaders say they hope their initiative will have a positive impact on the local economy in light of the loss of jobs from state government.

Tallahassee Mayor John Marks said, "We have the cooperative spirit. We have the cooperation from our private sector partners and our public sector partners to make sure that Tallahassee continues on this positive direction in terms of how its addressing the economic issues in our community."

Strategies include engaging Florida's governor and legislature on important issues, advance capital projects, and promote a "shop local" culture.

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