(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- In an effort to strengthen local manufacturers, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan proposed three items of legislation that will help increase their bottom line. Through an annual expo, new registry and a mandate to purchase products and services from local manufacturers, Commissioner Jordan has empowered these companies, which make up a substantial portion of Miami-Dade’s workforce. Commissioner Jordan’s resolutions were recently approved by the County Commission.
“If you pass by any warehouse district, employees are diligently producing products that are shipped and flown to other regions of the U.S. and abroad,” said Commissioner Jordan. “Some of these companies are creating goods that we can readily use within the county.
“It is only fitting that we identify the manufacturers in our own backyards and begin utilizing their products. The county would realize immediate savings since shipping costs would be at a minimal.”
Commissioner Jordan is hoping that the annual manufacturer’s expo will generate desperately needed exposure for these companies. Showcasing these businesses will benefit those manufacturers with limited marketing resources and assist with their employment recruitment efforts.
“This is one of those efforts that requires ‘all-hands-on-deck’,” said Commissioner Jordan. “We are soliciting the support of every chamber of commerce, economic development agency and municipality to ensure that this effort is a success.”