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Miami Herald 1/26/02
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ECONOMIC SUMMIT
INTERNATIONAL TRADE/INVESTMENT: Support creation of a World Trade Center facility;
establish a two-year plan to develop international trade.
ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION/POVERTY: Seek public support for transportation and distressed
neighborhoods; improve access to capital and create public funding sources for economic
SMALL BUSINESSES: Create an independent review board for all government contracts;
make available affordable health, liability and workers compensation insurance for
all small businesses.
MASS TRANSPORTATION: Create fund for transit only and establish a regional transit
AIRPORT/SEAPORT: Establish an aviation authority structure within the next 60 days
to allow the director to run airport as a business with public accountability. VISITOR
INDUSTRY: Improve customer service through signage, communications and transportation;
expand and modernize convention facilities.
IT/TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Improve image of Miami-Dade as an IT/telecommunications center
and enhance marketing of industry assets; create cooperation between public and
private sectors to improve education.
FINANCIAL/BANKING: Promote legislation encouraging foreign insurance companies to
do business in Miami-Dade and Florida; encourage financial services, regulatory
agencies and multilateral agencies to establish local field offices in Miami-Dade
specializing in international business services; create a stock exchange based in
Miami-Dade specializing in Latin American securities.
BIOMEDICAL/HEALTH SERVICES: Market locally, nationally, and internationally bio-medical
resource opportunities; increase awareness of our political leaders to maximize
state and federal funding for biomedical research.
AVIATION: Continue to improve the business environment at Miami International Airport.
FILM: Provide additional marketing and PR; create an industry association; identify
new incentives to support the industry and future production and sound stage facility
NONPROFIT: Establish a permanent mechanism to assess the impact of nonprofits as
CULTURAL: Secure at least $5 million in additional funding for the Miami-Dade department
of Cultural Affairs budget over next four years; double Florida Arts budget over
next four years.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT/EDUCATION: Provide universally available pre-kindergarten
education for all children; provide full funding for capital, operational and professional
development -- pre-K through adult -- to include a dedicated funding source for
children's services through impact fees and property provided by developers.