Gov. Scott Reappoints Three to Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services

On November 20, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of three to the Board of Funeral, Cemetery, and Consumer Services.   Keenan Knopke, 67, of Temple Terrace, is the president of Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Inc. He is reappointed for a term beginning November 20, 2017, and ending September 30, 2021.   Jody Brandenburg, […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism

On November 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Gov. Scott: Florida Hits All-Time Record High for Tourism ~ 88.2 million visitors came to Florida in the first nine months of 2017 ~   MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida set another tourism record by welcoming the highest number of visitors of any nine months in the state’s history with 88.2 million […]

Governor Rick Scott Attends L-8 FEB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On November 20, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the L-8 Flow Equalization Basin, a major restoration project completed as part of the Governor’s $880 million Everglades water quality plan. Since Governor Scott has been in office, more than $1.8 billion has been invested by the State of Florida in restoring the […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Three to Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board

On November 17, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of three to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Review Board. Jared Fritts, 38, of Jacksonville, is a risk engineer for transportation at Crum & Forster Insurance. He is reappointed for a term beginning November 17, 2017, and ending September 30, 2019. Wayne Veitch, 65, of Green […]

Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

On November 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria. See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico: DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT At the direction of Governor Scott, three […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Unemployment Rates Continue to Drop

On November 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area saw drops in the unemployment rate. The Naples area’s unemployment rate is down to 3.8 percent, 1.3 percentage points less than it was a year ago. Fort Myers unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent, down 1.4 percentage points in the past year. […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added Nearly 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 2,800 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent, down 1.5 percentage points from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 127,400 new jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, the […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Area Added More Than 15,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 15,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent in October, down 1.4 percentage points from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 127,400 new jobs in October and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent, […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Added Nearly 7,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area added 6,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October, down 1.4 percentage points in the last year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 127,400 new jobs in October and the unemployment […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added More Than 23,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On November 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 23,200 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.3 percent in October, down 1.4 percentage points from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created […]