Gov. Scott: State Clearing Little River Zika Zone; Florida Still Waiting on Important Federal Funding

On December 2, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the Little River area of local Zika transmission. DOH has not detected any cases of local transmission of the Zika virus in 45 days in this area. The newly cleared area, which is about one square mile, is […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: PROPOSING 5% PAY RAISE FOR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT

On December 1, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose a five percent pay raise for all sworn state law enforcement officers in his 2017-2018 recommended budget. Governor Scott will recommend $11.7 million to reward these officers for their life saving work. The State of Florida has nearly 4,000 sworn state law enforcement officers […]

Gov. Scott: Chris Hart Will Fight for Florida Jobs as New EFI Leader

On November 30, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on Chris Hart being named the new President and CEO of Enterprise Florida. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud that Chris Hart has been selected as the new President and CEO for EFI. Chris previously co-founded a small business which grew to employing […]

Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at Atton Hotels in Miami

On November 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Atton Hotels, a Chile-based company, has chosen to open its first American hotel in Miami. The expansion to South Florida has created 130 new jobs. Governor Scott said, “During the economic development mission I led to Chile in 2013, we announced that Atton Hotels planned to build […]

Gov. Scott: BlueGrace Logistics Doubles Job Creation Goal; Plans to Add 300 More Jobs

On November 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

RIVERVIEW, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted recent job growth at BlueGrace Logistics, a transportation management company in Riverview. Over the past year and half, the company has created nearly 300 new jobs, more than doubling their job creation goal announced in 2015. Governor Scott also announced today that the company will continue expanding in the […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO SHOULD USHER IN ERA OF FREEDOM FOR CUBA

On November 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the death of Fidel Castro. Governor Rick Scott said, “I join Cuban-Americans and Floridians across the country who are incredibly hopeful for the future of Cuba.  After decades of oppression, the Cuban people deserve freedom, peace and democracy.  I have met so many […]

Gov. Scott: Enjoy License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day This Thanksgiving Weekend

On November 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Saturday, November 26th will be a license-free saltwater fishing day for Florida residents and visitors. This free saltwater fishing day is part of the eight license-free fishing days the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers each year. The recreational red snapper season in Gulf […]

Gov. Scott: State Clearing Northern Miami Beach Zika Zone; Feds Need to Expedite More Resources

On November 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has cleared the north portion of the area of local transmission in Miami Beach. DOH has not detected any cases of local transmission of the Zika virus in more than 45 days in this area. The newly cleared area, […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Sets Another Tourism Record

On November 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

85 million tourists visited Florida during first 9 months of 2016  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 85 million visitors. This record amount represents a 5.5 percent increase over the year. In […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added More than 12,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 18, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Southwest Florida added 12,600 private-sector jobs over the year in October. The Fort Myers area created 8,400 jobs and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, down 0.1 percentage point in the last year. The Naples area added 4,200 jobs and the unemployment rate was 5.2 […]