Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at Orangetheory Fitness

On July 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott recognized job growth at Orangetheory Fitness, a national fitness franchise founded in South Florida and headquartered in Boca Raton. The company has opened 89 studios across the state over the past six and a half years and created more than 1,300 Florida jobs, including 120 jobs at […]

Gov. Scott Highlights Florida Forklift’s New Jacksonville Facility

On July 19, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited Florida Forklift’s new facility in Jacksonville. Florida Forklift is a dealer of new, used and rental forklifts and was founded as Tampa Forklift in 1974. Since its founding, the company has added locations in Winter Haven, Orlando, Jacksonville and Fort Myers and currently employs more than 60 […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

On July 18, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Lourdes Simon to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Simon, 49, of Miami, is currently a county judge for Dade County. She previously served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, […]

Gov. Scott: MAGLITE Should be Made in Florida – and the USA

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This week, during President Donald Trump’s “Made in America” week, Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to President of Mag Instrument, Inc. and creator of the MAGLITE flashlight, Anthony Maglica. Unfortunately, thanks to California’s laws, Mr. Maglica is not allowed to put a “Made in USA” label on his American designed, engineered […]

Gov. Scott Attends Grand Opening of Walmart e-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Davenport

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

Gov. Scott Attends Grand Opening of Walmart e-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Davenport New e-Commerce Fulfillment Center Creates 1,500 Jobs DAVENPORT, Fla.– Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the grand opening of Walmart’s new e-commerce fulfillment center in Davenport. The new e-commerce fulfillment center is creating 1,500 jobs in the Davenport area. Governor Scott said, “I was […]

Gov. Scott Highlights Tampa International Airport’s New SkyConnect Trains

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

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited Port Tampa Bay to celebrate the arrival of the new SkyConnect trains and discuss Florida’s continued investments into airports and ports. Governor Scott said, “We recently learned that Florida is number two in the United States for airline passengers. By investing over $1 billion in state funding […]

Gov. Scott Recognizes Statewide Zika Preparedness Efforts

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

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott gave opening remarks at the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) Zika Preparedness Planning Meeting in Miami. DOH hosted the meeting with county health departments and mosquito control districts from across the state, as well as CDC officials, to discuss ongoing efforts to prepare for and combat the Zika […]

Administrative Schedule for Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Sunday, July 16, 2017

On July 15, 2017, in Scheduling, by Staff

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Sunday, July 16, 2017

Governor Scott Appoints Ben Gibson to State Board of Education

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Ben Gibson to the State Board of Education. Gibson, 33, of Tallahassee, is an attorney at Benjamin J. Gibson, P.A., and previously served as the Deputy General Counsel in the Executive Office of the Governor. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of […]

Governor Scott Appoints One to Florida Housing Finance Corporation

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Creston Leifried to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Leifried, 36, of Chuluota, is the vice president of Coastal Reconstruction Group, Inc. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning July 14, 2017, and ending November 13, 2018. This appointment is […]