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Jack Lowell Aims To Link Communitys Legislative Agendas And Chart Path For Area Economy As Beacon Council Chair

Written by on November 18, 2010

Longtime Miamian Jack Lowell has long been the face of downtown’s Metropolitan Miami development, whose signature project, the Wells Fargo Center, is nearly complete. On Oct. 1 he also became the public face of the Beacon Council, the county’s official economic development organization.

He takes the reins at what could be exciting times for the organization, which raises its budget through a portion of the county’s business tax and private companies’ membership fees. It’s looking at refreshing the decade-old One Community One Goal study, which in the mid-"90s brought together individuals and businesses to chart a path for Miami’s economy.

It’s also looking to put on the first Miami International Air Show in 2012, the Western Hemisphere’s version of Le Bourget and the Farnborough Air Show, held biennially outside Paris and London, respectively. The show, Beacon Council President and CEO Frank Nero has said, could attract hundreds of companies and tens of thousands of industry attendees from around the world.

Mr. Lowell has his own initiatives he’d like to undertake during his year as chair.

"My goal is to get various organizations in the community to coordinate their legislative agendas so we can be more effective in Tallahassee," he said. "That means getting groups like the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the county, the Beacon Council, to coordinate agendas, talk to each other and come up with legislative priorities."

Mr. Lowell discussed the intricacies of the council, and why he’s bullish on the future of downtown Miami, in Flagler Real Estate Services’ Coral Gables office with Miami Today staff writer Zachary S. Fagenson. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to Miami Today’s E-paper. With the E-paper you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2010 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();