ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE MINUTES:
Minutes of meeting
May 13, 2003
(THIS IS A PUBLIC DOCUMENT)
The Miami River Commissionís (MRC) Economic Development and Commerce (EDC) Working Group convened on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 2:30 PM, in the Rosenstiel School, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Deanís Conference Room. Megan Kelly chaired the meeting. The sign in sheet is enclosed.
The EDC discussed hosting
a marine industrial business symposium.
The symposium would occur in late November 2003.
The symposium would essentially review the existing opportunities
and constraints for marine industrial businesses on the Miami River.
The EDC would attempt to attract new marine industrial businesses
to open on the Miami River. The
afternoon session of the symposium may include a Miami River boat tour.
The EDC directed MRC staff to discuss the concept with the Beacon
Council, Empowerment Trust, Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and seek grant funding to host the
symposium from potential funding sources. Dr. Kevin Horn, a marine economic analyist, currently
conducting a marine industrial economic study for the Army Corps of
Engineers, was identified as a potential speaker for the symposium. The symposium would take place in a downtown riverfront
hotel, and the EDC directed staff to inquire about banquet rates.
The Marine Industrial Business Symposium would be advertised in
marine related publications, such as the Florida Shipper Magazine.
The EDC chairs will present this concept to the MRC during the
June 2 meeting, and further discussion of the symposium will be on the
June EDC agenda.
The next regularly scheduled 2nd Tuesday of the month EDC meeting, will be Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 2:30 PM, in the University of Miamiís Rosenstiel School, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy., Deanís Conference Room.
The meeting adjourned.