DATE: September 25, 2013
MEDIA CONTACTS: Ellen Kennedy and Maisy Alpert
PHONE: 954-468-3508 or 954-468-3505
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Residents and interested parties are invited to attend a public meeting for a status update on the Port Everglades 20-Year Master/Vision Plan Update.
DATE: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
TIME: 5 to 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Broward County Main Library Auditorium
100 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Metered parking garages are available adjacent to the Library.
R.S.V.P., by phone to 954-764-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Broward County’s Port Everglades Department is planning for future growth with an update of its 20-year Master/Vision Plan to help plot a course for expanding and enhancing existing facilities in a manner that is economical and efficient, as well as environmentally responsible.
This public meeting will present the preliminary results of market and business line forecasts covering the next 20 years. Residents and interested parties will have the opportunity to provide feedback. This will be the second public meeting. The first public meeting was held in June to provide information on the current status of Port projects and obtain feedback from the public on topics that should be addressed during the update process.
The current Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan was approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners in March 2011. Elements of the Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan currently being implemented are visible throughout the Port. This update to the Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan will address changes that have taken place regionally, nationally and internationally since the Plan was approved in 2011.
The entire Port Everglades Master/Vision Plan documents, 5- 10- and 20-Year Plans, are available at portevergladesmasterplan.com.
About Port Everglades
As one of South Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Already one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government with operating revenues of approximately $143 million in Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $26 billion. More than 201,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including almost 11,700 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, which is governed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, visit porteverglades.net or e-mail PortEverglades@broward.org.