Governor Scott Announces Modernizing Medicine to Create More Than 800 Jobs in Palm Beach County

On July 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. –Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Modernizing Medicine plans to expand operations in the historic Boca Raton Innovation Center (BRIC) in Palm Beach County and will add a total of 838 jobs by 2022. Modernizing Medicine is a Florida based company that specializes in healthcare information technology. In addition to the more […]

Gov. Scott: New Proposal Will Prohibit Florida from Doing Business with Maduro Regime

On July 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Stands with the Venezuelan People Against Upcoming Maduro Controlled Constituent Assembly ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released details regarding his proposal to the Trustees of the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA) that will prohibit the State of Florida from doing business with any organization that supports the Maduro regime. The Governor […]

Governor Scott Ceremonially Signs Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse

On July 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott hosted a ceremonial bill signing at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for HB 477, which creates new penalties and enhances existing penalties relating to synthetic opioid drugs, including fentanyl. This bill, along with the Public Health Emergency Governor Scott directed in May, will help communities fight the national opioid […]

Gov. Scott to Propose $30 Million in Pay Raises for State Law Enforcement Agencies

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

Proposed Funding Would Double Current Year Investment JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $30 million in pay raises for state law enforcement agencies to use for officer recruitment and retention in his 2018-2019 recommended budget. Last month, Governor Scott signed SB 7022 to provide a five percent pay raise […]

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 […]