Orange County Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell (District 6), believes that the outlook for attracting private sector investment in Pine Hills is great, but it will require substantial funding, if the area is to be transformed and jobs created. The Commissioner made these observations on Wednesday, while responding to a question on the near and long term prospects for the area, in an exclusive interview with West Orlando News.
“Attracting businesses through incentives, partnering at the level of the state and city, as well as substantial resources will be required to assist in the re-development of Pine Hills,” Commissioner Moore Russell said. “The potential is there with the new Evans High School under construction, relatively good infrastructure and a public transit system, among other assets, to attract new medium sized companies.”
Moore Russell, who is seeking re-election to represent District 6, added that specific corridors for re-development within Pine Hills would need to be identified and several levels of support, including at the Board of Orange County Commissioners, were essential in helping to re-develop the area.
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