Governor Scott Appoints Ryan Matthews as Interim Secretary of DEP

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott appointed Ryan Matthews as the Interim Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Governor Scott said, “Ryan’s hard work and dedication to protecting Florida’s environment have led the way to improved water quality and stronger environmental policies for Florida. I am confident that he will continue to […]

Gov. Scott Attends the Groundbreaking of Four Star Freightliner’s New Facility

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIDWAY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the groundbreaking of Four Star Freightliner’s new facility in Gadsden County. This project was made possible with funding from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rural Infrastructure Fund and will create ten new jobs in Gadsden County. Governor Rick Scott said, “It’s great to see companies like […]

Governor Scott Fights for Fairness to Protect Patients

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will work with the Legislature to fight for Florida families to ensure health care works for patients and not for hospitals’ bottom lines. Last year, Governor Scott championed and signed House Bill 1175 and House Bill 221 to increase transparency for Florida hospitals and patients […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Terrence Donnelly with the Young Entrepreneur Award

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Terrence Donnelly, 30, with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Terrence is the co-founder and CEO of Teeps, a mobile phone application development company. Teeps was founded in December 2012 and is based in Orlando. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. In recognition of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! all the educators honored today […]

Governor Scott Honors Two Polk Correctional Institution Officers with Medals of Heroism

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized two Polk Correctional Institution officers with the Medal of Heroism for their brave actions to rescue a driver trapped inside a burning vehicle. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize Officer Estevin Taylor and Officer Bryan Childs for their quick response […]

Governor Scott Awards Small Business Chained Concepts with Business Ambassador Award

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Chained Concepts with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Chained Concepts Bike Shop in Crestview specializes in cycling training, fitting and equipment. Owner and veteran, Miguel Davila opened Chained Concepts opened in 2014. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award at Florida Cabinet Meeting

On January 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded Daniel Clein with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize Daniel Clein with the Champion of Service Award for his continued leadership […]

Gov. Scott Highlights 145 Jobs at Best Home Services in Naples

On January 23, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Best Home Services, an air conditioning, electrical and plumbing company headquartered in Naples, has created 145 jobs with plans to create an additional 80 jobs this year. Governor Scott said, “In Florida, we understand how important companies like Best Home Services are to creating new opportunities for […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added 8,500 New Jobs Over the Year

On January 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 8,500 private-sector jobs in 2016. The Fort Myers area added 5,600 new private-sector jobs and the area’s December unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. The Naples area added 2,900 new private-sector jobs and the area’s December unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. Florida […]