Gov. Scott Attends Groundbreaking of KPMG’s New Facility

On May 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

~Company Will Add 330 Jobs Over the Next Three Years~ ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the groundbreaking of KPMG’s new 55-acre learning, development and innovation facility in Orlando. The new facility will help create 80 new jobs in Orlando and KPMG expects to add an additional 250 jobs statewide over the next […]

Argentina Trade Mission Led by Governor Scott Yields $24 Million in Expected Sales

On May 22, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the nearly 40 businesses that participated in the recent economic development mission to Argentina have reported more than $24 million in expected sales. Additionally, these businesses generated $1.85 million in actual sales during the mission. This was the first trade mission by any governor from the […]

Gov. Scott Honors Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee’s Forty Years of Service

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement regarding the retirement of Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee. Governor Scott said, “With more than four decades of experience in law enforcement, Sheriff David Gee has truly committed his career to protecting Florida families and visitors. Sheriff Gee is an excellent example of the […]

Gov. Scott Announces Resignation of Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Secretary Tom Delacenserie’s resignation from the Florida Lottery, which will be effective on June 2, 2017. He has served in this role since 2015. Further announcements on agency leadership will be made at a later date. Governor Scott said, “For 17 years, Tom Delacenserie has served our state […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added 3,200 Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Southwest Florida area businesses added 3,200 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Naples area businesses added 1,900 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, dropping 0.5 percentage point in the past year. Fort Myers area businesses created 1,300 new jobs and […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,500 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Pensacola area businesses added 3,600 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, the […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added 19,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Jacksonville area businesses added 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent, […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added More Than 14,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that West Palm Beach area businesses added 14,300 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in April, dropping 0.5 percentage point in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added 16,500 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Miami area businesses added 16,500 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. The unemployment rate in Miami was 5.0 percent in April, down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped to […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added 24,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Fort Lauderdale area added 24,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in April. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in April, dropping 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 15,000 new jobs in April and the unemployment rate dropped […]