Gov. Scott Attends Office Depot Foundation Back-to-School Celebration

On July 26, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the Office Depot Foundation Back-to-School Celebration to hand out backpacks and school supplies to students and parents for the 17th annual “National Backpack Program” event. Governor Scott also highlighted this year’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday starting Friday, August 4 and continuing through Sunday, August 6. Governor Scott said, “I […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Added More Than 75,000 New Businesses Since Dec. 2010

On July 25, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Increased Consumer Confidence Also Shows Economic Growth TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida has added 75,449 new businesses since December 2010. This is a 16.5 percent increase in the number of private-sector employers in the state. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, this figure accounts for the total net […]

Governor Scott to Host 2017 Latin American Summit

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will host the 2017 Latin American Summit on October 2 in Miami to discuss the important relationship Florida shares with the region. The Latin American Summit will bring together world leaders to improve current partnerships and build new relationships that will better serve the interests of […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Scott Hopes to Manatee County School Board

On July 21, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Scott Hopes to the Manatee County School Board. Hopes, 56, of Bradenton, is the Chairman of CliniLinc, Inc, and the CEO of Healthcare Management Decisions, Inc. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science, his Master’s degree in Public Health, and his Doctorate of […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added 4,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

 NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 4,000 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Naples area businesses added 3,000 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, dropping 0.6 percentage point in the past year. Fort Myers area businesses created 1,000 new jobs and the […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Pensacola added 3,200 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added More Than 23,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 23,200 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in June, down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, the […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added More Than 17,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 17,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in June, dropping 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added More Than 24,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 24,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate in Miami was 4.9 percent in June, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new jobs in June and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 33,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On July 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 32,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 4 percent in June, dropping 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 17,800 new […]