Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan met with a delegation from Tianjin China recently to discuss investment opportunities at Opa-locka Executive Airport. The meeting, held last week, included a tour of the property as airport stakeholders touted the benefits of operating at the general aviation facility.
Policy Restores Job Creation and Investment Incentives for Enterprise Zones On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted an ordinance proposed by Commissioner Jean Monestime that restores local incentives for job creation and business investment in economically distressed areas. The legislation is expected to give a boost to businesses seeking to open or expand in lower income neighborhoods through the State Enterprise Zone program.  The program provides a mix of State and local incentives to invest in economically challenged communities.
Max Toussaint and 20 other District 3 residents received Hurricane Kits from Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson on June 7, 2013. Now in its 8th year, the annual Seniors First Hurricane Kit Giveaway is also sponsored by Communities United, Inc. and its founding president, Hattie Willis. The kits contain some of the supplies needed to survive the first 72 hours after a hurricane and are distributed to elderly residents and families who may not otherwise be able to purchase them.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) will host a Congressional update on sequestration, immigration, jobs and more at 7:00p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church,  located at 2330 NW 93rd Street, Miami, Florida  33147. Congresswoman Wilson will be joined by panelists, Joy-Ann Reid, managing editor, The Grio.Com, political columnist and contributor, MSNBC; Andy Madtes, president, South Florida AFL-CIO; Jose Gabilondo,  associate professor, College of Law Florida International University; and Fred Frost, the director of governmental affairs, South Florida Jobs with Justice.