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Metro Jacksonville Presents to the City of Lakeland
« on: December 11, 2006, 12:00:00 AM »
Metro Jacksonville Presents to the City of Lakeland

Last week, a delegation of 14 city officials and corporate leaders from Lakeland, FL spent a few days in Jacksonville for their annual Economic Development Council trip. Although the busy agenda included presentations by Ron Barton, Jerry Mallot, Ed Burr, John Delaney and Wayne Weaver, the delegation also invited three members of Metro Jacksonville to give a presentation on the importance of attracting and retaining high-skill talent for quality economic development in today’s highly competitive world.The PowerPoint presentation focused on three things that the City of Lakeland could do to create a sense of place, which would enhance its image, improve the quality of life for its citizens, and aid the city's efforts to attract and retain members of the “Creative Class.” These three key points were:1. Revising restrictive, suburban-oriented zoning ordinances that limit urban infill development.2. Facilitating Urban Connectivity.3. Addressing the lack of a concentrated nightlife and entertainment district.

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