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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2014
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Fernando Figueredo
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Mayors sign South Florida region Tri-County 2014 State Legislative Compact in Tallahassee


Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach County mayors

(MIAMI, March 13, 2014) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, along with Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, and Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Paulette Burdick today signed a Tri-County State Legislative Compact in Tallahassee, marking a historic moment that highlights the positive relationships that exists between the three counties.

The compact, the first of its type in the history of the three Counties, will focus on supporting initiatives that enhance the economic development and political potential of the region.  It will establish the framework for the continued collaboration already began by the Mayors from the three Counties on regional transportation, economic development, and natural resources.

“South Florida is the most populous region in the state, with more than 5.6 million people living in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “The signing of this compact will help us to think as a region, act as a team, and work to help advance the opportunities in South Florida and the rest of our state.”

“For the first time, our counties are joining forces and presenting one unified voice in our advocacy to the State Legislature,” said Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief.  “Through our shared priorities, we will better serve the residents of South Florida.”

“As the leading economic region in the state, as South Florida goes, so does the rest of Florida,” said Palm Beach County Vice-Mayor Paulette Burdick.  “I am pleased that we have come together as one region to move our interests forward here in Tallahassee through the unprecedented cooperation shown by this Compact.”

For more information, the full compact has been attached  

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