March 12, 1999



PRESIDENT CLINTON AND VICE PRESIDENT GORE:
STRENGTHENING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Empowerment Zones create a successful partnership between all levels of government, private businesses, community groups and local residents to bring new life to inner cities and rural communities suffering from hard economic times. These Zones do exactly what their name says they empower people willing to work hard to improve their communities, improve their lives, and build better futures for their children. They help to connect the communities that need it most to new opportunity.

Vice President Al Gore
March 12, 1999

Today, Vice President Al Gore will be in Florida, where he is joined by Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas and City of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo in celebrating the designation of Miami-Dade/Miami as an Empowerment Zone. Today's event reinforces the Vice President's commitment to the Administration's agenda of expanding economic opportunity in distressed rural areas and inner cities.

Promoting Economic Opportunity In Rural Areas And Inner Cities. As chair of the President's Community Empowerment Agenda, the Vice President oversees the Administration's Community Empowerment Agenda, which includes a series of initiatives to provide greater opportunity in, and expand the competitiveness of, our distressed urban and rural areas. Highlights of the Clinton-Gore Administration's agenda include:



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