Florida Senate - 2011                            (NP)    SR 2080
       By Senator Flores
       38-02778-11                                           20112080__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 6 and 7, 2011, as
    3         “Miami-Dade County Days.”
    5         WHEREAS, Greater Miami-Dade County contains thousands of
    6  businesses that employ millions of people and is the site of
    7  foreign consulates, international trade offices, and bi-national
    8  chambers of commerce, and
    9         WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a center of world finance,
   10  with hundreds of financial institutions and foreign agencies
   11  within its boundaries, and
   12         WHEREAS, the film and music industry have made Miami-Dade
   13  County one of the largest production centers in the nation, and
   14         WHEREAS, agriculture continues to provide millions in
   15  economic activity to Miami-Dade County, and the agricultural
   16  industry has diversified in such a manner that Miami-Dade County
   17  is now one of the largest producers in the United States of
   18  tropical fruits, ornamental plants, and fish, and
   19         WHEREAS, manufacturing is also a key industry in Miami-Dade
   20  County, with thousands of companies employing tens of thousands
   21  of individuals in manufacturing jobs, and
   22         WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is currently experiencing a
   23  cultural boom in world-class entertainment and cultural
   24  activities, which is evidenced by the thousands of nonprofit
   25  cultural organizations offering dance, theater, music, and
   26  visual arts, and festivals and special events, and
   27         WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County community is a microcosm of
   28  the world, in which hundreds of countries are represented, and
   29  diverse languages are spoken daily, and
   30         WHEREAS, 22 years, ago the late Representative John F.
   31  Cosgrove, as chair of the then-Dade County legislative
   32  delegation, worked with the private sector to create what is now
   33  Miami-Dade County Days in Tallahassee, NOW, THEREFORE,
   35  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   37         That April 6 and 7, 2011, are recognized as “Miami-Dade
   38  County Days.”