District 8 is full of wonderful tourist attractions. We are home to the Deering Estate; beautiful local, state, and national parks; and great cultural and commercial experiences—and we have the potential to further enhance and increase our attractiveness to tourists. The cultural diversity within our district offers visitors unique experiences that will satisfy their tastes for an authentic adventure in Florida. An increase in tourism also brings an increase in economic activity, which includes new business development, new jobs, potentially higher wages, and improved infrastructure projects. Tourism alone won’t solve all of our ills, but it will solve plenty. As a district, we have so much to offer and it is vital that we take full advantage of it—for both the visitors to the district, as well as those who live here.