GOV. RICK SCOTT: WE WILL USE EVERY AVAILABLE RESOURCE TO KEEP CITIZENS SAFE

On January 6, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, in response to the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement. Governor Scott said, “We cannot and will not tolerate this type of violence in Florida. We will not stand for this and the person responsible will be brought to justice to the […]

GOV. SCOTT: WE MUST DEFEAT TERROR – PROPOSING FUNDING FOR COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATIONS

On January 4, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $5.8 million in funding for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to add 46 counterterrorism agents as part of his 2017-2018 recommended budget. The agents will specialize in counterterrorism and intelligence and will be organized into counterterrorism squads that are stationed in each […]

Florida Ends Year with Consumer Confidence Up and Strengthening Housing Market

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s strong economic and job growth is fueling Floridians’ consumer confidence and housing market which have both seen success at the end of 2016. Consumer confidence rose nearly seven points in December to 97.2 points, the highest level in 2016. Meanwhile Florida’s housing market showed strengthening […]

Gov. Scott Announces Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. Expansion to Create 150 New Jobs

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. (CHSi) will be shifting operations from Virginia to Florida and expanding their headquarters in Cape Canaveral. The expansion will create 150 new jobs and invest $4.5 million in the local community. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that […]

Gov. Scott to Raul Castro: Bring Freedom and Democracy to Cuba

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott sent the below letter to Raul Castro urging him to bring absolute freedom and democracy to Cuba. To read the letter in English, click HERE. To read the letter in Spanish, click HERE. December 20, 2016 Mr. Raul Castro c/o Jose Ramon Cabanas Rodriguez United States-Cuba Ambassador Embassy […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Leads the Nation in Private-Sector Job Growth

On December 20, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses added private-sector jobs at the fastest rate in the nation in the last year, tied with Utah. Over the year in November, Florida added 251,400 new private-sector jobs, resulting in a private-sector job growth rate of 3.5 percent. Florida’s annual job growth rate […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added More Than 10,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On December 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that Southwest Florida added 10,100 private-sector jobs over the year in November. The Fort Myers area added 6,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in November and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent. The Naples area added 3,400 new private-sector jobs over the year in […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added 3,100 New Jobs Over the Year

On December 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Pensacola area added 3,100 new private-sector jobs over the year in November. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent. Florida businesses created 31,600 private-sector jobs across the state during November 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,266,900 jobs. Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added More Than 24,000 Jobs Over the Year

On December 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Jacksonville area added 24,100 new private-sector jobs over the year in November. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in November, a decline of 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 31,600 private-sector jobs across the state during November 2016, bringing the […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Gained Nearly 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On December 16, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 12,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in November. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in November. Florida businesses created 31,600 private-sector jobs across the state during November 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since […]