Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 40,000 Jobs Over the Year

On March 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa area added 39,400 new private-sector jobs over the year in February. The unemployment rate in the Tampa area is down by 0.9 percentage point over the year to 4.5 percent in February. Florida’s statewide unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in February, the state’s lowest […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Continues to Lead the State in Job Creation

On March 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla.   — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando area added 45,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in February, the highest number of new jobs among all Florida metro areas. In addition, the Orlando area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.9 percentage point over the year to 4.4 percent in February. Florida’s statewide […]

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Eight-Year Low

On March 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in February, down from 10.7 percent in December 2010. This milestone marks the state’s lowest unemployment rate in eight years. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 3.4 percent has consistently exceeded the nation’s for 47 consecutive months. Over […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to University North Florida Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the University of North Florida Board of Trustees. Wilfredo Gonzalez, 72, of Jacksonville, is the district director of the United States Small Business Administration. He previously served as a member of the Quality Education for Minorities Board of Directors. Gonzalez received his bachelor’s degree […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Belvin Perry Jr. to Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Belvin Perry Jr. to the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University Board of Trustees. Perry Jr., 66, of Orlando, is an attorney with Morgan and Morgan PA. He currently serves as a member of the Florida A&M University College of Law Board of Visitors and […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to University of South Florida Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the University of South Florida Board of Trustees. Michael Carrere, 66, of Tampa, is the former chief executive officer of Lykes Brothers Inc. He previously served as a member of the St. Mary’s School board of trustees and as president of […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Malcolm Dorman and the reappointment of Abdol Moabery to the Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees. Dorman, 73, of West Palm Beach, is an attending cardiovascular surgeon at Malcom J. Dorman, MD. He is currently a clinical professor at Nova Southeastern University and […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees. Darleen Cors, 74, of Naples, is the president of the Naples Community Church Board of Trustees. She currently serves as a member of the League Club Inc. Cors previously served as the vice […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to University of West Florida Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. Greg Britton, 46, of Mary Esther, is the chief executive officer of Fort Walton Machining. He currently serves as chairman of both the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council and the Okaloosa County Economic Development […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Four to Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees

On March 24, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments and one reappointment to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees. Rear Admiral Philip Dur, 71, of Destin, retired in 2005 as a vice president of the Northrop Grumman Corporation and President of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. He previously served in the United States Navy […]