REPORTER: "…Parts of downtown Tampa that have fallen into disrepair over the past couple of years are getting a big shot in the arm from the Convention…Spending thousands that we will benefit from long after the party is over. Rehabbing what amounts to an entire city block…
"…Sprinklers and alarm systems, emergency lighting, wiring and plumbing are all newly in place on just the first floor. You can look at rows of graceful lighting and ornate plaster raw leafs hang as they have for more than a century. You can't help but smile when you see what's been done. The parties start the 26th.
"…Mayor Buckhorn says he's excited for the exposure, and can't wait to see what evolves after the RNC."
"LOCAL BUSINESS IS GETTING A NEW BOOST," WOFL-ORD (FOX), 8/8/12
ANCHOR: "She spent over a decade designing, even opened up her own shop, but the economy tanking really nearly took it all.
ANCHOR: "But now that local business is getting a new boost, thanks to uniforms from the Republican National Convention…"
REPORTER: "Rita has been in the design business for 14 years. Most of them successful, until the economy tanked. She almost lost everything…
"So when she heard the RNC was looking for someone to help design and produce the official volunteer uniform, Rita knew that was the life raft she needed. After a number of meetings and interviews, she won the super bowl of contracts."
RITA: "I was so excited. You have no idea how excited he was." …
ANCHOR: "Rita says that her business has picked up since she won the RNC contract and she plans to hire a staff soon."
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