Governor Scott: Florida’s Job Growth Rate First Compared to Largest States in August

On September 30, 2015, in News Releases, by Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s private-sector job growth rate of 3.7 percent in August was the highest among the ten most populous states, including Texas, New York and California. This is the sixth month in a row Florida’s job growth rate has been first among large states. Compared to all […]

Gov. Rick Scott: GDP in Twelve Florida Metro Areas Grew Faster Than Nation in 2014

On September 30, 2015, in News Releases, by Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that twelve of Florida’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that grew faster than the rest of the nation last year, according to data released this week. Florida’s real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 was $769.7 billion, up 2.7 percent from 2013.  […]

Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On September 30, 2015, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Dr. Kazerounian to Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

On September 29, 2015, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Dr. Seyed “Dante” Kazerounian to the Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. Dr. Seyed “Dante” Kazerounian, 50, of St. Petersburg, is a Pharmacy Manager at All Children’s Hospital. He is reappointed for a term beginning September 29, 2015, and ending June 30, 2017. The appointment […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Roberto Martell to South Florida Regional Planning Council

On September 29, 2015, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Roberto Martell to the South Florida Regional Planning Council. Martell, 54, of Medley, is the mayor of Medley and founding member of the Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce.  He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning September 29, 2015, […]

Governor Rick Scott Awards Mexico Beach Sergeant with the Medal of Heroism

On September 29, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Mexico Beach Sergeant Anthony Kelly with the Medal of Heroism for his bravery and quick reaction during a dangerous situation where he saved 17 individuals from a burning building while off-duty. Governor Scott said, “Sergeant Kelly’s quick action saved the lives of […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Tallahassee Veteran and Entrepreneur with Young Entrepreneur Award

On September 29, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Kyle Rojas with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. In 2014, Kyle started Barbaric Barbell in Tallahassee to provide powerlifting and weightlifting apparel for fitness competitors. Kyle served in the U.S. Marines from 2005-2010 and developed a dedication to fitness training that […]

Governor Scott Awards Two Businesses with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On September 29, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized the following individuals with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award: Steven Fiske, director of product at UniKey (Orlando) Kay Stephenson, cofounder and CEO, Datamaxx (Tallahassee) Jonathan Waters, cofounder and CTO, of Datamaxx (Tallahassee) The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals and businesses in recognition of their […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

On September 29, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded two Floridians with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott said, “It is an honor to recognize Floridians who have worked hard to improve the lives of families in their local communities. Miaisha and Ralph […]

Gov. Scott Presents Shine Awards to Nine Outstanding Educators

On September 29, 2015, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized nine outstanding educators from the around the state for their commitment to learning with Governor’s Shine Awards. The award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida’s […]