Former Pittsburgh Mayor, Tom Murphy, Speaks to PC Growing Strong

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Panama City Growing Strong aims to make Panama City a place people across the nation would like to call home, and Thursday night former Mayor of Pittsburgh, Tom Murphy, spoke to the group on how the city can continue to be successful.

Murphy is highly experienced in in rebuilding and revitalizing cities to help them attract new residents.

Growing Panama City invited him to speak to the community on how they can continue to drive investment and create new opportunities for younger generations.

Murphy said creating a vibrant environment that offers a lot of things to do, are crucial to being a successful city.

"When you go on vacation you think about wanting to maybe go to places like that, and then maybe you want to think 'why do I just want to go there two weeks a year, maybe I want to live in a place like that.' That's the competitive advantage cities can create for themselves, Panama City has an opportunity to do that, but they need to make decisions," he said.

You can learn more about Panama City Growing Strong and their mission here.

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