Jobs Plan

1. Prevent Destruction Of Our Towns

Stop Nestle From Bottling From The Santa Fe River Stop HPSII From Extorting and Poisoning Putnam And Union Counties Learn More Here:

3. Rebuild Small Family Farms

Rebuild and Restore family owned farms and agriculture in Union and Bradford counties useing state of the art agricultural methods called Carbon Farming. Increase Yields Increase Small Businesses Decrease Expense Of Fertilizer Learn More Here:

4. Small Business Incubators

Small Business Incubators The businesses that will benefit the most from this program are small businesses and startups that need a place to start. These incubators will provide a space that allows their business to grow without having to pay extra costs that may cause their business to fail. In order to allow these small business incubators to succeed themselves you have to have resources for rural communities. Having an entrepreneurship program that matches people with mentors and provides a place where they can present business ideas and get feedback would be very helpful to get people to not only come to small business incubators but to also succeed at them. How will it get done?

  • Similar to the Inovation Startup Gubs in Gainesville, federal assistance from the federal Economic Development Administration could be beneficial in helping pay to construct these incubators.
  • In addition to federal funding, we could turn to state and funding resources including the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.
  • Lastly, we could turn to local funding resources within FL-03 including local universities within various counties, including University of Florida and Valencia Community College.
  • However, in counties other than Alachua county and Marion county, placing a small business incubator would not work because there needs to be community growth there first.
    • Focusing on things like bringing grocery stores, starting community development programs, starting economic programs for coffee shops or restaurants are more easily attainable.
These incubators his will boost economic growth in ways that have not been seen in these areas before. This will also allow for a greater retention of residents within our communities. Anyone who has an idea for a business will not have to leave their community to get the resources they need to start a business or recieve the support system they need to suceed.

5. Highspeed Broadband Internet

High Speed Broadband Internet For All Materials needed

  • Federal grants - Chattanooga received a $111 million stimulus grant from the Department of Energy to get its fiber network up and running. Our district should do the same
  • Apply on the basis of building a “smart” power grid that would also field internet traffic
Businesses that Will Benefit
  • Start-ups could benefit from cheaper internet
  • After implementing public broadband, Chattanooga transformed into a start-up hub.
  • Real estate: having fiber broadband makes it easier to sell homes
  • High-tech entrepreneurs
  • Manufacturing/other businesses that may be drawn to the city
How it Could Get Done
  • “According to the study, the city could potentially offer gigabit internet for $50 per month and would generate money for its coffers if it attracts 48% of the market. CCG said that this would be the lowest-priced such product in the United States.”
  • Working to break up the “telecommunications oligopoly” while in Congress.
  • The fiber network follows the electric grid in the city
  • Ocala Fiber Network (OFN) partnered with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to install data switches that will facilitate this smart city model
Time Frame
  • The process of raising funds can take from a few months to a year. The short time frame can be achieved when a city has the clear borrowing capacity to move quickly with a bond issue.
  • “It ought to be possible to add the first customers to a new network within 9 – 10 months after funding, although significant customer additions wouldn’t occur until the second year.”
Why should people care?
  • According to a Harvard study, community-owned fiber networks can save Americans hundreds per year when compared to competing private providers, because they generally charge less for entry-level broadband service (also, they don’t use initial “low” teaser rates that rise sharply months later).
  • Based on the estimate of what people currently pay for internet in Alachua county and the study done to look into the feasibility of providing public broadband in Gainesville and the surrounding areas (parts of Newberry, Hawthorne, Archer, High Springs, Waldo and the City of Alachua), the proposed cost that a majority agreed to ($50/mo for gigabit broadband) would be cheaper than almost all of the current options, especially after considering the initial rates that eventually rise.
  • According to the United Nations, Internet access is a human right.
  • As of 2018, more than ⅓ of Bradford and Union county did not have a broadband internet subscription.. That’s unacceptable, especially during this pandemic when many operations are remote.
  • According to the Gainesville study, having a municipal broadband network lowers rates for everyone in the market, so even if someone doesn’t want to receive the public broadband, their private broadband rates should drop.
  • Many communities in America already have their own networks - it’s doable.
    • Chattanooga built theirs in 2009, and in 2018 its broadband was rated best in the US, aka fastest.
  • The improved educational opportunities from universal fiber broadband will lead to lower poverty rates, less crime, and all of the community savings associated with those issues.
  • On average, prices for cable, broadband, wired telecommunications, and wireless services charged by the telecommunications oligopoly in the United States are inflated by about 25 percent above what competitive markets should deliver, costing the typical U.S. household more than $45 a month, or $540 a year.

6. Highspeed Rail/Transportation

High Speed Rail How it will get done:

  • Small businesses will contribute most of the labor for constructing the track and stations along the way
  • Funding: Relies on private sector funding
  • It will be powered by electricity from 100% renewables such as solar, wind, geothermal, and bioenergy
  • Required to recycle 100% of all steel and concrete used; divert at least 75% of all other construction materials from landfills
A high speed rail system in Florida will:
  • Improve air quality/decrease emissions by using clean fuel
  • Increase mobility over a large state
  • Cut travel times
  • Stimulate job growth in construction, maintenance, operation
  • Small business participation in manufacturing of the rail; at least 30% of businesses participating in construction are small businesses; as of July 2020, 560 small businesses are working on the construction
  • If we emulate California's method of recruiting small businesses to help with construction, as well as emphasize a focus on renewable energy, this will have the potential to create and retain numerous jobs while also helping the environment.
  • Gainesville to Orlando: 111.7 miles
  • Gainesville to Tampa: 129.6 miles
  • Gainesville to Jacksonville: 71.4 miles
  • Gainesville to Tallahassee: 149.9 miles
Total: 462.6 miles

2. Airport Expansion

The economic growth that will result from the measures implemented through Adam's Job Plan will boost many different industries in Florida's 3rd Congressional District, opening up new opportunities in our region. One operation with significant potential to benefit from the Jobs Plan is the Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). Affordable and reliable public broadband internet, efficient transportation through high-speed rail, and small business incubators through the Jobs Plan will attract companies and startups to FL-3 with the promise of an environment favorable to business ventures. Not only would passenger traffic increase at GNV due to this growth in our area, but these new developments in our district would also entice passenger carriers and logistics companies into doing business at GNV. It is our vision that in the near future, new flights, cargo services, and appropriate construction projects will be implemented to address the current and future operations growth of the airport, and we are prepared to facilitate these undertakings. If elected, Adam will commit to stimulating development and economic growth in FL-3 in an effort to attract more airlines and options for flight destinations from GNV. Additionally, he will focus on getting FAA grants for Gainesville Regional to fund short-term expansion projects as the need arises, gradually expanding our airport to address progress and prosperity in our district for years to come. The long-term end goal as our area grows will be to add another runway in addition to terminal expansions and airlines.

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