Educational Television

Broward County Mayor Explains Program to Stimulate Economy on PBS’s Your South Florida

In a bid to move out from under the shadow of its infamous brother to the south, Broward County has plans to step up its tourism and entrepreneurial front in the beginning of 2017. Returning Mayor Barbara Sharief has implemented her latest 4-year program designed to stimulate the economy and support the local entrepreneur.

Much like her previous programs, Sharief’s current plan incorporates a section dedicated to hosting business workshops. Known as Broward Meets Business, this program invites both current and prospective business owners to attend free workshops geared towards introducing ways to work with the local government to stimulate the community and business.

Sharief explains her methods in a recent interview on PBS’s weekly segment called Your South Florida. These workshops are there help entrepreneurs navigate the local market and government systems put in place to help their businesses grow. Included in these workshops is information such as explanations of business continuity planning, local disaster response systems and preparations, how to do business with Parks and Recreation, sharing resources, and how to navigate through bureaucratic red tape.

With almost 7,000 firms in the area dedicated to retail trade that employs over 110,000 Broward County citizens, keeping local businesses afloat not only benefits those who live in Florida’s sunny weather year-round but the abundance of tourists. In fact, local charm has been a rising trend in attracting tourists from across the nation and the globe.