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Businesses band; set brain-storming forum

By Staff | Sep 23, 2010

County commissioners, Cape Coral officials and city personnel have been invited to take part in a forum to discuss how to make the Cape an affordable place to live while fostering a business-friendly atmosphere.
The goal is to get everyone together so job creation can happen for the city, said Francisco Brea, a Cape Coral property owner.
“We are expecting if nothing happens soon a lot of us will have to close our doors and move out,” he said.
Eleven small and big business owners organized the meeting to be held Saturday at the Cape Coral Library.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Brea said he has received confirmation from county commissioners Ray Judah, Tammy Hall and Brian Bigelow, along with the entire city council including Mayor John Sullivan, as well as City Manger Gary King.
“We want to bring everyone together and work together like family,” he said.
The Community Redevelopment Agency will make a presentation as will some business proprietors.
All of the Cape’s small business people are invited to attend the meeting and bring their ideas on how the Cape can begin to do some little things in the community to generate jobs. Some of the other topics will cover current and future issues in Cape Coral.
It is time to move on and bring everyone together, Brea said, adding officials will be listen to the concerns of the small business owners and the general public.
The meeting is expected to draw a large crowd and, since there is limited space at the library, attendees are encouraged to show up before the meeting starts at 11 a.m.
“I think we will have to close the door to some people,” he said.
The meeting is expected to last anywhere from 90 minutes to two hours.
The Cape Coral Library is at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace.
For information call Francisco Brea at (239) 265-2607.