As Homestead’s Mayor, I couldn’t be more proud of the successes we’ve seen in Homestead and South Dade and to congratulate FedEx on being one of them. All across America, communities are reinventing themselves and South Dade is no exception. In Homestead we embarked on a plan to breathe new life into the Historic Downtown and create an economic halo effect that spurs regional growth and a competitive business climate.
We’ve enjoyed many successes, completing multiple projects on-time and on-budget, reopening the Historic Seminole Theatre as a cultural arts center, and creating the world’s first high-tech public library called the Homestead Cybrary. We’ve also secured innovative partnerships with the private sector to open a transit center, movie theater, and family entertainment center in the heart of Downtown Homestead.
Now, private industry has taken note and we’re seeing companies seize the opportunity to be part of the movement. In Homestead’s Park of Commerce, air conditioning company Dunham Bush broke ground on a new facility that will create more than 100 jobs over the next five years. And, the latest addition to South Dade’s economic engine is FedEx’s new distribution center, which promises to create 300 plus jobs for Homestead and Miami-Dade County. These and many other businesses are helping continue the progress we’ve already made to create a thriving, vibrant community where our residents can live, work, and play.
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