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In a first, Tampa and St. Petersburg leaders discuss strategy to support Tampa Bay Rays



The mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa sat down Tuesday with top business leaders from both cities for an unprecedented meeting focused on one question.

How can the region, especially its business community, better support the Tampa Bay Rays?

"There's no game plan as of yet, because this was the first conversation," Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said afterward.

But both politicians and business leaders recognize "that we've got to be all in," Buckhorn said, "specifically the business community, because they're the ones who will drive the ticket sales."

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster organized the meeting, which took place at the Tampa offices of the Tampa Bay Partnership, a nonprofit regional marketing and economic development organization. Full story here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:17pm]


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