Walt Disney invited to open new resort in Fort Bend County

County Judge Okay.P. George despatched a letter to the company CEO after Disney’s particular tax district was focused for elimination by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas — Have you ever thought of what it might be like to have Mickey Mouse and all of Disney in your yard? The Fort Bend County choose is hoping to make {that a} actuality.

Judge Okay.P. George despatched an e mail just lately to Walt Disney CEO Bob Chapek, inviting him to contemplate the county as the situation for the company’s subsequent resort.

The choose mentioned there are a number of the explanation why Fort Bend is “the best place for a new Walt Disney World Resort.” He first identified the nice issues concerning the county, together with it being referred to as the most diverse in the country.

George additionally listed the world’s tutorial and financial success, with “extremely high graduation rates” and “wide open and affordable land” as a few promoting factors.

He then threw a jab at Florida because the state authorities there’s set to finish Disney’s particular tax district. According to KHOU 11’s sister station in Tampa, the invoice to finish it’s heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.

Judge Okay.P. referred to as their actions “authoritarian, anti-business, and culture war attacks from extremists in Florida.”

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The choose then continued by saying Fort Bend County is “more than ready” to deliver jobs and investments.

“With a strong focus on economic development, we encourage small and large business growth through a business-friendly climate,” he wrote.

George ends the letter by saying he and his ready for the Disney CEO to give them a name.

What’s occurring with Walt Disney in Florida? 

Walt Disney and Florida governor Ron DeSantis have been battling because the company’s stance on the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” regulation. That’s the regulation that critics have referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” invoice.

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The Walt Disney Company opposes the regulation saying they’re supporting Florida’s LGBTQ+ group. Gov. DeSantis mentioned their stance crossed the road.

Now, DeSantis is ready to log off a invoice that’ll dissolve quite a lot of particular districts, together with Walt Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District.

According to WTSP, the Disney district is allowed to “act with the same authority and responsibility as a county government.” It was made so the company may have a “recreation-oriented” improvement. 

It made Walt Disney answerable for paying for the world as an alternative of leaving it to taxpayers.

Click right here to learn extra concerning the Reedy Creek Improvement District.

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