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Early childhood learning dominates Tampa business summit

June 17, 2018

Business, economic development and education leaders as well as elected officials from across the state were in Tampa this week for the Learners to Earners summit hosted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The two-day conference focused on early learning initiatives that could bolster the state’s “cradle to workforce” pipeline.

“We had a lot of good representation from across the state from a number of different industries that were able to go deeper into our conversations about ‘how do you engage the greater Tampa business community on this,'” said Charles Hokanson, senior vice president for Florida community engagement for the Helios Education Foundation.

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