Gov. Scott Announces 2016-2017 Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Awards

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that $765,000 has been awarded through the Florida Defense Support Task Force Grant Program to three projects that serve to protect military installations across the state. This year, awards were given to the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, South Florida Progress Foundation of the Greater Miami Chamber […]

VIDEO RELEASE: Florida Economic Development and Tourism Leaders Fight to Save Florida Jobs

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida economic development and tourism leaders, small business owners, and concerned Floridians from across the state traveled to Tallahassee to speak or stand in opposition to Legislation in the Florida House that would kill Florida jobs. WATCH: Marla Buchanan, Green Technologies WATCH: Amy Pope-Wells, Link Staffing Services and Tire Diva WATCH: […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida is for Veterans, Inc.

On February 20, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to Florida is for Veterans, Inc. James Sampey, 56, of Indian Rocks Beach, is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Valpak and serves as a board member on the Veteran’s Workforce Initiative for the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance. He is […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board

On February 20, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of two and reappointment of one to the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board. Anthony Lopresto, 54, of Groveland, is a building inspector for Lake County Building Services. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning February 20, 2017, and […]

Gov. Scott: Florida House is Playing Politics with Families’ Jobs

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

Governor Rick Scott has written the below op-ed on the Florida House playing politics with Florida families jobs in advance of the House Appropriations Committee vote tomorrow to abolish Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida.  The committee meeting is tomorrow at 1pm at the Florida State Capitol and includes many members who just last year supported […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Barbara Clowdus to Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc

On February 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Barbara Clowdus to the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc. Clowdus, 70, of Stuart, is the publisher of Martin County Currents. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and is appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning […]

Governor Rick Scott Makes Two Appointments to DeSoto County Hospital Board

On February 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Dr. Ernest Hewett and Kenneth Hancock to the DeSoto County Hospital Board. Dr. Hewett, 64, of Arcadia, is the owner of WayOut Enterprises. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning February 17, 2017, and ending July 1, 2020. Hancock, […]

Gov. Scott Announces Chewy to Create 600 Jobs at New E-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Ocala

On February 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

OCALA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Chewy, the leading online retailer of pet food and products in the United States, will locate a new fulfillment center in Marion County. The new facility will support the company’s steady growth, create 600 jobs and a $31 million capital investment in the region. Governor Scott […]

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA SETS ANOTHER TOURISM RECORD

On February 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

112.8 million tourists visited Florida in 2016   MELBOURNE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors in the state’s history with 112.8 million visitors in 2016. This is the sixth consecutive record year for visitation to Florida, exceeding the previous high of 106.6 […]

Administrative Schedule for Thursday, February 16, 2017

On February 16, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Thursday, February 16, 2017