Gwen Graham Starts Jobs Tour By Meeting With Business Leaders

Dec 9, 2014

Gwen Graham met with business leaders to discuss North Florida's economic development.
Credit Donald DeBevoise / WFSU News

Democrat Congresswoman-Elect Gwen Graham kicked off her North Florida Jobs Tour by meeting with Tallahassee business leaders Monday morning.

Graham says she’s pushing for bipartisan cooperation to fix major problems facing the region’s economy. The state of the Apalachicola Bay is one thing heading that list.

“It is a unique treasure for our country, not just for North Florida," Graham says. "And we need to get more people invested in caring about its survival. Because we’re at that point right now where it’s a question of survival.”

Graham  wants to bolster North Florida’s workforce, largely by attracting young graduates to stay in the area. She also criticized Congress for a lack cooperation in comprehensive reform on immigration.