Congratulations to both Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Miami-Dade School Board vice chair, and the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade (EDC). As reported in the Community Newspapers, Dr. Feldman presented Dr. James A. Thomas, chair of the EDC, with a proclamation recognizing the EDC for its contributions to and support of the residents and communities of South Miami-Dade County. I am pleased that real South Dade Leaders such as Dr. Feldman have embraced the efforts and value of the EDC
The council’s primary objective is to support the expansion and retention of existing businesses, to increase the overall economic vitality of local communities, and to attract new, diversified businesses and new jobs to the area.
This is apparently not a goal shared by the current Mayor and Vice Mayor of Palmetto Bay. Both Shelley Stanczyk and Brian Pariser have refused to participate in providing even non-financial support, even though Mayor Stanczyk sits on the EDC board. I am publicly puzzled why an elected official such as Mrs. Stanczyk would sit on a board of an organization she refuses to support. See Tuesday, March 20, 2012, post, Mayor and Vice Mayor need to put politics aside and participate with EDC and our sister cities for the good of all South Dade
Founded in 1992, the Economic Development Council of South Miami-Dade is a local not-for-profit economic development corporation encouraging the kind of development that creates a better future for both business and residents. The EDC provides numerous business training programs, including in partnership with Miami-Dade College. See: Moving forward on business development - Miami Dade College has teamed up with the Economic Development Council (EDC) of South Miami-Dade for a new “Business Training Program”
To learn more, visit online at www.edcsouthdade.com.