Gov. Scott: Tampa Area Added Nearly 42,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On April 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Tampa area added 41,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 233,800 new jobs, bringing the total number of new jobs […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Area Continues to Lead the State in Job Creation

On April 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Orlando area continues to lead the state in job creation, adding 42,700 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 3.9 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 233,800 new […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Businesses Created More Than 60,000 New Jobs in First Quarter of 2017

On April 21, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida’s job growth rate beats nation’s rate for fifth consecutive year NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 60,600 private-sector jobs in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,353,000. Florida’s job growth in the first quarter of 2017 outpaced […]

Gov. Scott Attends Groundbreaking of NewSouth Window Solutions’ New Facility

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

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the groundbreaking of NewSouth Window Solutions’ new manufacturing and distribution facility in Tampa. The new 238,000 square-foot facility will allow the company to add 65 new jobs in Florida and is the first of four projects in Marcobay Construction’s Crossroads Commerce Center. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud […]

GOV. SCOTT URGES LEGISLATURE TO FUND $200 MILLION TO HELP FIX HERBERT HOOVER DIKE

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

Encourages Legislature to pass bill to help Lake Okeechobee TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott urged the Florida Legislature to include $200 million in state funding to its budget to help fix the federally operated Herbert Hoover Dike and solve water issues around Lake Okeechobee. Governor Scott also commended Senate President Negron’s focus on […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Lower Florida Keys Hospital District

On April 14, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of two and the reappointment of one to the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District. Dr. Lesley Thompson, 54, of Summerland Key, is the principal director of exceptional school education for the Monroe County School District. She is reappointed for a term beginning April 14, 2017, […]

Gov. Scott Announces Comcast to Create 600 New Jobs in Miramar

On April 13, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Comcast will be expanding in South Florida and creating more than 600 jobs at their new Miramar facility. Governor Scott also recognized Comcast for their commitment to hiring members of the military community, including veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses. Comcast currently employs […]

Governor Scott, U.S. HHS, and AHCA Announce $1.5 Billion Commitment to LIP Funding for Florida

On April 12, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D. as well as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, and Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Justin Senior announced the federal government’s commitment to continuing funding for the Low Income Pool (LIP) […]

Governor Scott Directs Florida National Guard Resources to Combat Wildfires

On April 12, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida National Guard to provide a UH-60 ‘Blackhawk’ helicopter to be placed on standby for potential firefighting missions in Tampa. The aircraft would be flown in support of the Florida Forest Service and will be equipped with the ability to both collect and dispense large quantities […]

Gov. Scott Directs DCF, DOH and FDLE to Hold Workshops on Rising Opioid Usage

On April 11, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to meet with communities to identify additional strategies to fight the rising opioid usage cases in Florida. The Attorney General’s Office will also be participating in these […]