Welcomes 800 jobs expected from 7-ElevenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s return to Jacksonville Today, while welcoming 7-Eleven convenient stores back to the Jacksonville area, Governor Rick Scott thanked the Florida Legislature for passing his 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda to spur job growth by lowering the cost of living and doing business in Florida. Governor Scott praised 7-ElevenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s plan to add 80 new stores in Jacksonville by 2015, which will create approximately 800 jobs during the next five years. With 734 7-Eleven stores currently located throughout Florida, the company plans to add 400 more stores statewide by 2016. 7-Eleven Inc. is the worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s largest convenience store chain with 44,700 stores in 16 countries, of which 9,100 are in North America.
Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman paid a rare visit to the White House earlier this month. She was one of 15 County Commissioners from throughout the United States invited to the White House to discuss strategies designed to foster economic development. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt was a lengthy discussion that focused on creating jobs, fostering economic growth at the local level and a look at whatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s working and whatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Lieberman.
Chairman Joe A. Martinez was a guest speaker at the Ponce de Leon Business AssociationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s March 19th meeting, held at John Martin's in Coral Gables. The Chairman spoke to the members about Miami-Dade County issues and answered their various questions. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAs a representative of the County, I try to attend as many community events as possible to have the opportunity to answer questions from residents and inform them of the various programs Miami-Dade County has to assists local businesses,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Chairman Martinez.
Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness will present a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œKey to the CountyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â when the Consul General of Brazil makes an official visit to Broward County tomorrow. Ambassador Helio Vitor Ramos Filho will attend a reception at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 12:30 p.m. and then continue with a Sun Trolley tour of Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and will end with a reception cruise along the New River aboard the Riverfront Anticipation.