Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added More Than 25,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 25,100 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate in Miami was 4.8 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained at the […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 28,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 27,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Added More Than 38,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando area added 38,800 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the second-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 4 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Led State with Most Jobs Created in the Last Year

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 39,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 26,300 new jobs in July and the […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Doubles Job Creation Promise with 1.4 Million New Jobs

On August 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Unemployment Rate Remains at Ten-Year Low TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 1,422,700 private sector jobs since Governor Scott has been in office, doubling his 2010 promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years. More than 26,000 private-sector jobs were created in July and the unemployment rate remained […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Small Business Lucky Goat Coffee with Business Ambassador Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Lucky Goat Coffee with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Lucky Goat Coffee is a specialty premium coffee roaster. The small business is located in Tallahassee and was founded in 2010. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to present Lucky Goat Coffee […]

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Lynne Gassant with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to award Lynne with the Champion of Service Award today for […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Seven Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized seven outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. The educators honored today are 2017 District Teachers of the Year. Governor […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Sunny Ilyas with the Young Entrepreneur Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Sunny Ilyas, 26, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Sunny is the Founder and CEO of Vale Food Co., a fast, healthy restaurant that also offers meal plan delivery. Vale Food Co. was founded in August of 2014 and has locations in Tallahassee and […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Chris Allyn with Medal of Merit

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Allyn with the Governor’s Medal of Merit for his heroic actions to save the victims of a car accident. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to honor Specialist Christopher Allyn with the Medal of Merit today and would like to thank him for […]