Florida’s economy continues to grow with the expansion of tourism, construction, and retail across the state. Leon County is included in that growth with signs of a revitalized business community and the investments in infrastructure.
Florida Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Government & Political Relations David Hart was the keynote speaker at a recent gathering of business leaders and local officials at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast for 2019. Tallahassee Talks was there and will bring you portions of Mr. Hart’s presentation.
In this special edition of our show, we will hear from several other guests who have talked with Brien over the last year regarding Tallahassee’s economy and the challenges we face in confronting poverty.
Among them, Florida Chamber Foundation Chief Economist and Director of Research Jerry Parrish will talk with Brien about the 32304 zip code neighborhoods as an example of income intrenchment and the problems faced by those depending on public assistance.
The conversation continues with a look at “two Tallahassees”. Visit Tallahassee Executive Kerri Post will refer to this in regard to how Tallahassee is perceived by visitors. Local business leaders and public officials have echoed this same observation in regard to how segregated our community economically.
Tallahassee Commissioner Jeremy Matlow will talk with Brien about his personal experience with homelessness and poverty with some hopeful remarks regarding the progress being made, and additional attention being given to this critical issue.
Listen Saturday morning at 9:00 on Moose Magnificat (MooseMagnificat.com)and on RealTalk 93.3FM Tallahassee. You can listen to a repeat play on Moose Magnificat Saturday evening at 9:30 and Wednesday afternoon at 5:30.
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