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  • Join the Conversation - Building a Prosperous Florida: Transportation & Affordable Housing

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    August 14, 2020
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    Did you know that half of Florida's children who live in poverty reside within just 150 of Florida's 983 zip codes? Zip code data shows inequality of opportunity exists in every part of Florida.

    Florida business leaders are increasingly playing a vital role in ending the inequality of opportunity in America. Join the Florida Prosperity Initiative for an informative discussion on how Florida businesses can help ensure all Floridians have pathways to prosperity.
    Florida Business Leaders Summit Series on
    Prosperity & Economic Opportunity
     PART 5 of 5:
     Building A Prosperous Florida:
    Transportation & Affordable Housing
    Wednesday, August 19 - 10:00 a.m. - Noon EDT
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    Creating attainable workforce housing is a challenge in communities all around Florida. As more affordable options move father away from urban centers, reliable transportation options become even more essential for creating a strong workforce. This webinar will focus on the ways housing and reliable transportation can influence a person's upward mobility. 

    This virtual event will also explore:
    • Discussion on how housing and reliable transportation can influence a person's upward mobility.
    • The importance of placed based solutions for individuals living in zip codes with the highest equity gaps.
    • Promising Practices in housing and transportation needs to create a more vibrant future for Florida.
    Please extend this invitation to your Management Team and others in your community, social and personal networks to join us for these timely and important discussions
    We look forward to having you join us for this necessary and informative virtual event.
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    Javier Correoso is the Public Affairs Manager for Uber Technologies in Florida. In this role, Javier manages Uber's communications throughout the state, helping build Uber's brand and profile with the media, third parties, and policy makers. Javier is a graduate of Florida International University, where he double majored in Communications and Political Science.
    Rick Kearney Noted for his vision and pioneering instincts, Rick has been an entrepreneur since an early age. He stated his first company while still in high school. He is currently Chairman of Mainline Information Systems, Inc., a company he founded in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1989. Starting with a handful of people with computer programming skills, he nurtured the company into a top Florida high-tech company. For his active visionary leadership in his community, Rick was recognized with the Tallahassee Distinguished Leader of the Year Award and the Jim Moran Enterprises Entrepreneur of the Year award. Rick believes that education holds the key to success for our youth and has provided millions of dollars in academic funding to local K-12 schools, Community College and Universities.
    Tom Sittema has more than three decades of experience in the Private Markets and Finance Industries. He is the Founder of RiverBridge Capital, a Real Estate and Healthcare Principal Investing and Advisory firm. From 2010 - 2017, he served as CEO of CNL Financial Group, a nearly $10 billion Alternative Management  firm focused on the Private Markets. Tom is involved in a wide array of industry, civic and community organizations. He serves as a Director on the Florida Council of 100, a board member on the Truist Financial Central Florida Advisory Board and is the Board Chair of AdventHealth's Consumer Innovation Advisory Board. Tom received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Adminstration from Dordt College, and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.
    Mark Wilson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the National Council of State Chambers, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Enterprise Florida, Leadership Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Chamber Foundation, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber's Committee of 100.
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