EDC Of Tallahassee Supports Allocation Of 15% Local Option Sales Tax Extension

By: Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Email
By: Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Email

News Release: Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of Chair Jim Murdaugh, please find attached a resolution from the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County supporting the allocation of 15 percent of the local option sales tax extension for economic development purposes. Below are quotes supporting this resolution…

EDC Chair Dr. Jim Murdaugh:
“As Chair of the EDC, I applaud our board of directors for supporting this resolution for the 15 percent allocation, and for recognizing its game-changing impact on our community while also setting the stage for our region to meet unidentified needs of the future. We’re hopeful that our elected county officials will share our sentiments for this funding amount and we look forward to working with them on implementing the positive change that will occur in the months and years ahead as a result of this economic development initiative, and to leave our community in a better place for our children and grandchildren.”

Kyle Touchstone, EDC Executive Vice President:
“In order for Tallahassee & Leon County to remain competitive, it’s vital that we allocate as much of the sales tax extension funding as possible towards economic development enhancements throughout the county. These projects will shape our region for generations to come, and this level of funding will lead to increased job creation, a better quality of life and a successful future for our entire community.”

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