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Cultural hub a missing piece of city: Mayor

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

A new cultural hub announced in Mayor Jim Diodati’s state of the city speech Wednesday would be a “shared gathering space” for the community, and create a vastly improved Sylvia Place Farmer’s Market. Read More…

Falls continues to ‘move the ball forward’: Mayor

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara Falls continues to “move the ball forward” when it comes to growing the local economy and providing more opportunities for its residents and visitors, says Mayor Jim Diodati.

“Our roots are firmly planted in the fundamentals of this city and making progress on our initiatives,” Diodati told a sold-out crowd at his State of the City address on Thursday afternoon.

“We must always anticipate people throwing dirt on our ideas, but this dirt is actually essential for growth and for development.

“Just watch us grow.”

Diodati wants tourism, businesses on same page

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

As Jim Diodati prepares for his State of the City address on Thursday, the Niagara Falls mayor is calling on the tourism and business community to have a more collaborative relationship.

Diodati said there’s a feeling among some in the public that there’s “tourism and everyone else.” He said he believes it’s time to tear down that wall and have more “cross-pollination.

Tourism ‘our General Motors’: Falls mayor

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From Niagara This Week:

Calling the tourism industry “our General Motors,” Mayor Jim Diodati said the city needs to exploit opportunities to stage “blockbuster events” to further increase the number of visitors coming to Niagara Falls.

“People poke fun at it, but (tourism) is our General Motors,” Diodati told and audience of 200 at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls Hotel Monday. Diodati was delivering his annual State of the City address to an audience of local business people. “We need to see what we can do to strengthen it into a year round business.”

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