Local Prosperity Top of Mind for Florida’s Mayors
Florida League of Mayors Supports Governor Rick Scott’s Economic Development Efforts
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2013
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On the opening day of the 2013 legislative session, Florida Governor Rick Scott delivered his third State of the State address, which emphasized job creation and economic development. “Our economy has created around 200,000 new private sector jobs in the last two years…meaning that thousands of Florida families now have the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” Governor Scott said.
Referencing Florida’s improved unemployment rate, which is currently hovering around the national average of just under eight percent, Governor Scott made it clear that Florida is dedicated to job creation and economic opportunity.
Mayors are leaders in their communities and, like Governor Scott, understand the importance of economic development in their cities. They also know that when cities are given home rule authority to meet the unique needs of its citizens, economic opportunity and prosperity will follow.
The success of small businesses is closely related to the prosperity of cities and Florida’s mayors support the governor’s continued efforts to help create new jobs and promote economic growth for Florida’s municipalities. The Florida League of Mayors looks forward to working with the governor and elected officials to eliminate unfunded mandates and create legislation that helps cities grow and prosper.
The Florida League of Mayors is an organization for mayors, founded and developed by mayors. Only mayors are eligible for membership. The organization provides the mayors of Florida with the ability to explore, in great depth, areas of mutual concern and opportunity. Governed by a 21-member Board of Directors and staffed by the Florida League of Cities, the Florida League of Mayors forges a powerful voice that serves Florida’ cities well. For more information, visit www.floridamayors.org.Tweet