South Florida Intercoastal

Broward County Legislative Delegation

By: Sean Smith

Date posted: Mar 06, 2019 Wed

MIASF had the privilege of hosting the Broward County Legislative Delegation on a Water Taxi tour of the working waterfront along the New River. Seven of the 19 state elected officials’ offices were represented on the tour, which highlighted the importance of the marine industry to the local economy and employment statistics. Many, even some native Broward Countians, had never seen the confluence of boatyards and marinas from the river and were unaware that the marine industry has a $12 billion economic impact in South Florida and employs 142,000 people. We look forward to continuing the dialogue with our legislators.