Kendrick Meek Takes Jobs Message to Dover, Fla.; Meets with Local Citrus Growers, Tours Citrus Groves
Vows to Expand and Grow Florida's $9.3 Billion, 90,000 Florida Jobs Industry
Dover, Fla. - Kendrick Meek met with Dover citrus growers this Wednesday, toured local citrus groves and pledged to work with local industry to expand and grow Florida's 9.3 billion, 90,000 Florida job-producing industry.
"After a record setting cold spell and Washington continuously shortchanging our agriculture producers, Florida's farmers and citrus growers are hurting, much like Florida's economy. In Dover, and in every Florida county, agriculture is a vital part of the economic engine of this state, and as Florida's next senator, my commitment is to growing and expanding this Florida-first industry," said Kendrick Meek, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.
"The national economy is slowly returning to life, while Florida is being left behind. National unemployment is falling, yet ours is rising, and instead of hearing about solutions to our economic problems, Floridians are listening to non-stop bickering and name calling from politicians. I am fighting for Florida's families to create new jobs for this generation and future ones. My concern is restoring our economy for all Floridians, not the internal discourse and future direction of a political party. I am putting the people of Florida first and the political ideology of party last," added Meek.
Florida's unemployment rate is expected to climb to 12.3 percent later this year, while the national unemployment rate declined to 9.7 percent in January.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Kendrick Meek Takes Jobs Message to Dover, Fla.; Meets with Local Citrus Growers, Tours Orange Groves
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