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Takeout Tuesday - The Economic Development of Florida
Tue, April 4, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
The Economic Development of Florida: Corporate Welfare or Job Incentives?
Governor Scott has called for lawmakers to back his $85 million request for business-recruitment incentives at Enterprise Florida to continue to attract headquarters and businesses to Florida. House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican has likened business incentives to “corporate welfare.” A bill is being proposed that seeks to abolish both Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida. The conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity Florida called the proposed House bill “bold steps to eliminating corporate welfare to level the playing field for Sunshine State taxpayers."
Can Florida and its cities compete without offering companies job incentives to relocate here or is this just another government slush fund?
For reading material and more information regarding this event please visit: http://broward.villagesquare.us/event/economic-development/
Marcia Heroux Pounds, Business Writer, Sun Sentinel
Andres Malave, Spokesman, Americans for Prosperity
Alan Becker, Founding Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff and Board Member of Enterprise FL
Free! Spaced limited to the first 80 guests
Panel discussion will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink!
Broward League of Cities
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.
Take-out Tuesday is a regular part of programming at The Village Square. These events are free and open to the public. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink and join us to learn about a hot local, state or national topic. The event will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.