Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 29,000 New Jobs Over the Year

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

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 28,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May, dropping 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added More Than 41,000 New Jobs Over the Year

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

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 41,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and the […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Remains State Leader in Job Creation

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

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando area continues to lead the state in job creation, adding 47,800 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 3.6 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 21,900 new jobs in May and […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Rate drops to 4.3 percent in May

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

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest rate since August 2007. Florida businesses created nearly 22,000 private-sector jobs in May, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,377,100. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate, which is 3 […]

Gov. Scott: Connecticut Leaders Out of Touch with Business

On June 15, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced he will be leading an economic development mission to Connecticut next week to share why businesses in Connecticut should consider moving their operations to Florida. This follows the recent establishment of the $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which will help provide even more reasons for […]

GOV. SCOTT SIGNS MAJOR EDUCATION BILL; INCREASES GARDINER SCHOLARSHIPS, TEACHER BONUSES

On June 15, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 7069 which provides nearly $419 million to Florida’s K-12 education system, expands teacher bonuses, increases funding for the Gardiner Scholarship for students with unique abilities and ensures Florida’s students can get a great education at the school of their choice. Additionally, during the recent Special Legislative […]

GOV. SCOTT: FLORIDA’S CRIME RATE HITS 46-YEAR LOW

On June 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Highlights More Than $4.9 billion in Public Safety Funding  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s crime rate is now at a 46-year low. In 2016, there were 18,146 fewer crimes than in 2015, which is a 2.8 percent decrease. The crime rate has dropped 4.4 percent since 2015. This year, Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Major Expansion of Federal Red Snapper Season Benefits Entire Gulf Coast

On June 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to expand the federal red snapper season by an additional 39 days, which will include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 16th through September 4th. Also included are Monday and Tuesday of July 3rd– 4th and Monday, September 4th. […]

Gov. Scott Awards Partners in Association Management with Business Ambassador Award

On June 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Partners in Association Management with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Partners in Association Management provides management services to state, regional and national associations. The small business is located in Tallahassee and was founded in 1998. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud […]

Gov. Scott Awards Ben Ritter with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

On June 14, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized George Bennett (Ben) Ritter with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Ben Ritter is a former non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps and serves his community as an advocate for veterans with disabilities. Governor Rick Scott said, “I want […]