“The point is that it’s economic development and jobs in our city.”
-West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio
(West Palm Beach, FL) – The fate of the Florida State University Animation and Digital Arts Program in West Palm Beach led off West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio’s weekly media availability today.
Mayor Muoio confirmed she has spoken to the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, and is continuing to work on additional meetings across the state of Florida.
“The point is that it’s economic development and jobs in our city. It’s an opportunity for us to build this industry cluster around digital animation. The medical industry and the Department of Defense…they all use digital imaging and more and more industries are going to be using it,” said Mayor Muoio.
“This is an opportunity for us to partner with a premiere organization like FSU and build a big industry cluster, and we are just trying to make sure people understand that, if in fact there is an inclination to say no to FSU about staying here, they are affecting us. They are not just affecting the students at FSU or the professors at FSU, or FSU. You are affecting our city and jobs,” added Mayor Muoio.
Mayor Muoio said she would like to meet with all the members of the state Board of Governors, legislators as well as Florida Governor Rick Scott.