Ready, set go! This was the last week of legislative committee weeks and there are many moving parts. If you were unable to join the legislative affairs call today, here is a recap. The Enterprise Zone discussions and whether or not the legislature will let it sunset was center stage this week. The coalition of many cities, counties, businesses, economic development organizations and associations are feverishly working with the House and Senate and have proposed some reforms. They are in the areas of marketing, re-designation, reporting, adding the hiring of Veterans as a component, tiers to the program and clarifications to the statutory language as areas of opportunities. As we move through this ever fluid process, and it will be fluid, we will need you to continue to work with your state legislators to voice your support for reform and reauthorization.
Also, next week there will be all the resources you need on our advocacy pages of the FEDC website including our agenda, talking points, EFI’s agenda, the Tax Watch report and other items for your one stop place to go this Session.