Gov. Scott: Miami Area Added More Than 18,000 Jobs Over the Year

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

MIAMI, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami area added 18,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in June. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent, down 1.0 percentage point in the last year. Governor Scott said, “With more than 18,000 new jobs added this year, it is clear that Miami […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 45,000 New Jobs Over the Year

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

TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 44,900 new private-sector jobs in June over the year. Tampa’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in June, dropping by 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Governor Scott said, “Not only did the Tampa area create nearly 45,000 new jobs over the […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Leads the State in Job Creation

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

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Orlando area added 49,000 new private-sector jobs over the year in June, the highest number of new jobs among all Florida metro areas. The unemployment rate in Orlando is now 4.5 percent, declining by 0.7 percentage point in the last year. Governor Scott said, “I […]

Gov. Scott: More Than 102,000 Jobs Created in First Half of 2016

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

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have added 102,600 new jobs since January 2016, bringing the total number of jobs created since December 2010 to 1,127,400 jobs. Florida’s annual job growth rate, 3.2 percent, is also exceeding the nation’s, 1.9 percent, for the 51st consecutive month. The state’s unemployment rate […]

Gov. Scott Announces KLS Martin Group Establishing First U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Jacksonville

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

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced The KLS Martin Group, a global leader in innovative surgical technology, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Jacksonville. KLS Martin Manufacturing will create at least 25 new jobs and invest more than $5 million in the local community. The KLS Martin Group currently employs more […]

Gov. Scott Announces Arthrex to Add 560 Jobs in Collier County

On July 19, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Arthrex, a medical device manufacturer, will be expanding its operations in North Naples, creating 560 jobs and investing more than $63 million in Collier County. Arthrex currently employs more than 2,200 Floridians. Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Arthrex is continuing to expand […]

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Affected by Algal Blooms

On July 14, 2016, in News Releases, by Administrator

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in local waterways. Earlier this month, Governor Scott directed the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to activate a virtual business emergency operations center to survey businesses affected by the algal blooms […]

Governor Rick Scott Announced 1,200 New Florida Jobs During London Trade Mission

On July 14, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, Governor Rick Scott announced that a total of 1,200 jobs will be created in Florida during the Farnborough International Air Show in London. Governor Rick Scott said, “We have traveled across the world to share Florida’s success story and encourage more businesses to move to and invest in our state. […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING… Florida Business Leaders Applaud Governor Scott’s Economic Development Mission to London

On July 13, 2016, in News Releases, by Administrator

LONDON, United Kingdom – Today, Florida business leaders applauded Governor Scott’s economic development mission to the 2016 Farnborough International Air Show in London. While in London, Governor Scott announced the creation of 1,200 new jobs for Florida families. Alan Pellegrini, President and CEO of Thales USA, said, “The State of Florida is a hub for […]

Gov. Scott Announces Bertram LLC Picks Florida for Intl. Headquarters; Will Add 140 jobs

On July 13, 2016, in News Releases, by Administrator

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Bertram LLC will establish its international headquarters in Tampa and create 140 new jobs with a $35 million capital investment in the local community. The company chose Florida over North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia as the best location for their new manufacturing facility. Governor Scott […]