County Mayor Dedicated to Promoting Economic Opportunities in South Florida
Recently reelected to the seat of Mayor in South Florida’s Broward County, Barbara Sharief has expressed her dedication to continuing the work of growing Broward County’s economy by expanding the influence of local businesses. Her plan of action is centered around the newly issued 2016–2020 Commission Strategic Plan, available to view on the county commission’s website. The plan is based on Sharief’s first outline that was issued in 2013.
Originally known as Commissioner on a Mission, this entirely self-funded action plan details ways to help improve the financial health of her constituents by enacting programs to provide foreclosure assistance and seminars on navigating through the economic slump and resulting unemployment issues.
“Businesses, big and small, are increasingly choosing to locate and expand in Broward County and these are all positive indicators that our local economy is strong and stable.” — Barbara Sharief
Now, despite the success of the seminars, job fairs, and financial advice given, Sharief hopes to make an even larger impact on the community.
This four year Strategic Plan focuses on several crucial qualities in regards to South Florida’s economy such as sustainable housing, public transportation systems, financial independence, and promoting culture through the arts. All of which promise to help the local community by providing a stable job market, economic opportunities, as well as humane and comfortable accommodations for all of Broward County’s residents.