GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF LABTECH SOFTWARE IN TAMPA

On September 30, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Project will create up to 100 new corporate headquarters jobs and a capital investment of $643,750 Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that LabTech Software, the only remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform developed by an IT service provider for IT service providers, will expand its operations in Tampa. The company will create up to 100 […]

Governor Rick Scott: Florida Debt at Lowest Level Since 2007

On September 26, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida’s debt outstanding was paid down by another $400 million this year, bringing Florida’s state debt down to its lowest level since 2007. Since 2010, Florida’s outstanding state debt has been cut by over $4 billion, from $28.2 billion to $24.2 billion. During the four years prior to fiscal […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES GE OIL & GAS TO CREATE AT LEAST 500 JOBS IN JACKSONVILLE

On September 26, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Fortune 500 company to open an advanced manufacturing facility; will create more than $50 million in capital investment Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that GE Oil & Gas will open a new advanced manufacturing facility in Jacksonville. The project will create at least 500 jobs over the next three years and a capital investment of […]

Gov. Scott Statement for Rosh Hashanah

On September 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement for Rosh Hashanah: “Ann and I are excited to join our Jewish friends throughout Florida in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  During this sacred time, we pray for peace and security in Israel and all those who are being affected by terrorism across the world. […]

GOV SCOTT: SALES TAX-FREE HOLIDAY ON ENERGY-EFFICIENT APPLIANCES BEGINS TODAY

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Scott reminds Florida families of the three-day sales tax-free holiday for energy efficient appliances, such as New Energy Star and WaterSense products, beginning Friday, September 19. The tax-free holiday is part of the $500 million reduction in taxes and fees included in the It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget, and is expected to save […]

Gov. Scott: Naples-Marco Island Metro Area Adds 4,000 New Jobs

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 4,000 jobs over the year in August 2014. The MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 7.9 percent in August 2013 to 6.9 percent in August 2014.   Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Metro Area Gains 16,300 jobs over the year in August

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metro area gained 16,300 jobs over the year in August 2014. The Ft. Lauderdale metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage points over the year, from 6.2 percent in August 2013 to 5.7 percent in August 2014.   Governor Scott said, “These more […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Metro Area Leads State in Manufacturing Job Creation

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) added 15,100 new jobs in August 2014 compared to a year ago. This is the fifth-highest number of new jobs among all metro areas in Florida and the metro area added the most jobs of all the metro areas in the manufacturing industry. […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Metro Area adds 34,700 Jobs over the year in August 2014

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained the second-highest number of jobs in August 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago with 34,700 new jobs. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.3 percentage points over the year, from 8.6 percent in August 2013 to 7.3 percent […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Metro Area Adds 1,200 Jobs in August 2014

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in August 2014 with 1,200 new jobs. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage points over the year, from 7.0 percent in August 2013 to 6.5 percent in August 2014.   Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Metro Area Adds 18,000 Jobs Over the Year in August

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 18,000 new jobs over the year in August. The Jacksonville MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.5 percentage points over the year, from 7.1 percent in August 2013 to 6.6 percent in August 2014.   Governor Scott said, “The decline in the local unemployment […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Metro Area Adds 14,600 Jobs Over the Year in August 2014

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach metro area experienced positive annual job growth, with an increase 14,600 jobs over the year in August 2014. The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.2 percentage points over the year, from 7.8 percent in August 2013 to 6.6 percent in August 2014.   Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Metro Area Gains 36,500 New Jobs in August

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) gained 36,500 new jobs over the year in August 2014. This is the highest number of jobs among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago. The Orlando MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage points over the year, from 7.0 […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Creates 23,000 Private-Sector Jobs In August

On September 19, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida created 23,000 private-sector jobs in August 2014. Since December 2010, Florida’s private-sector businesses have added 643,100 jobs for Florida families. Florida’s annual job growth rate has exceeded the nation’s rate since April 2012.   Governor Rick Scott said, “Today’s announcement of 23,000 private-sector jobs being created in Florida […]

Governor Rick Scott Attends Veteran Home Celebration

On September 13, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the home celebration of Army Staff Sergeant Visala Tui and his family, who were gifted a mortgage-free home from the charity organization Building Homes for Heroes.   Governor Rick Scott said, “It was an honor to join Building Homes for Heroes in presenting Army Staff Sergeant Visala Tui and his […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO LOCATE IN OCALA

On September 12, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Just In Time Machining, LLC, to create 25 jobs and a capital investment of $3.205 million Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Just In Time (JIT) Machining, LLC, will locate its new production facility in Ocala. The company’s first Florida facility will create 25 manufacturing jobs and a capital investment of at least $3.2 million. Governor […]

Statement from Governor Rick Scott on 9/11 Anniversary

On September 11, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, September 11, 2001. Governor Rick Scott said, “Today, all Floridians and Americans remember one of the darkest days in the history of the United States. Patriot Day is a somber reflection of the attacks and the innocent […]

Governor Scott Issues Proclamation for Patriot Day

On September 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott issued the following proclamation in honor of Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance, directing flags be flown at half-staff on September 11th:    PATRIOT DAY; SEPTEMBER 11, 2014   WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, the American people courageously endured the worst terrorist attack on United States soil in […]

Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera to Attend the Dedication of the Freedom Bell for the Veterans Tribute Tower

On September 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

– Tomorrow, September 11, Governor Rick Scott and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera will remember those who lost their lives on the attacks on September 11, 2001 and honor America’s veterans during a dedication ceremony for the Freedom Bell that will hang at the Beal Memorial Cemetery.   WHAT:           Freedom Bell for the Veterans Tribute […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF EMBRAER’S ENGINEERING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN MELBOURNE

On September 8, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.’s new engineering Center of Excellence in Melbourne. The company’s new $24.2 million facility will house 200 new research and engineering professionals. The Center of Excellence project was announced in March of 2012. Governor Scott said, “Embraer’s commitment to Florida and their creation of […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF EMBRAER’S ENGINEERING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN MELBOURNE

On September 8, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Company will create 200 jobs at the new $24.2 million facility Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the opening of Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.’s new engineering Center of Excellence in Melbourne. The company’s new $24.2 million facility will house 200 new research and engineering professionals. The Center of Excellence project was announced in March of 2012. […]

FLORIDA’S RESURGENT ECONOMY CONTINUES TO SEE JOB DEMAND GROWTH THROUGH AUGUST

On September 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

More than 273,000 online job vacancies across Florida in August 2014 Today, Governor Rick Scott and The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the number of online job openings in Florida increased in August 2014 compared to the previous August by 11,318, or 4.3 percent, for a total of 273,281 openings (seasonally adjusted), according […]

Gov. Scott: “Federal Officials Need to Reverse Course on Their Denial of Waiver for English Learners and Florida Schools”

On September 5, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott and Commissioner Pam Stewart sent a letter calling on for federal education officials to reverse course on their decision to deny Florida’s request to exempt English Learners (EL) from new federal accountability regulations. The letter gives federal officials 30 days to reverse their decision and end their attempt to micro-manage Florida’s schools. […]

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce New License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day Sept. 6

On September 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that Saturday, September 6, visitors and residents are invited to participate in a saltwater license-free fishing day. On this day, the requirement to have a recreational saltwater fishing license is waived. All other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits […]

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce New License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day Sept. 6

On September 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that Saturday, September 6, visitors and residents are invited to participate in a saltwater license-free fishing day. On this day, the requirement to have a recreational saltwater fishing license is waived. All other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits […]

Gov. Scott: Our Fight to Hold the Line on College Tuition Will Save Families an Estimated $700 Million

On September 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott applauded the Florida Prepaid College Board’s historic vote today to reduce plan rates by up to 50 percent, thus saving Floridians millions of dollars. Approximately 18,000 Florida families who have purchased plans since 2008 will receive reimbursements worth $200 million. An additional 22,000 Florida families will have their monthly premiums reduced by […]

Gov. Scott: Our Fight to Hold the Line on College Tuition Will Save Families an Estimated $700 Million

On September 4, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott applauded the Florida Prepaid College Board’s historic vote today to reduce plan rates by up to 50 percent, thus saving Floridians millions of dollars. Approximately 18,000 Florida families who have purchased plans since 2008 will receive reimbursements worth $200 million. An additional 22,000 Florida families will have their monthly premiums reduced by […]

Governor Scott Statement on Murder of Steven Sotloff

On September 2, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

 Today, Governor Scott released a statement following the heinous murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIS. Sotloff grew up in Miami and attended the University of Central Florida. Governor Scott said, “On behalf of Ann and myself, and on behalf of all the people of Florida, we want to convey our sorrow and our condolences to […]

Governor Rick Scott: Florida Debt at Lowest Level Since 2007

On August 26, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

State Debt Decreases by $4 Billion since 2010 Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida’s debt outstanding was paid down by another $400 million this year, bringing Florida’s state debt down to its lowest level since 2007. Since 2010, Florida’s outstanding state debt has been cut by over $4 billion, from $28.2 billion to $24.2 […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to Brevard County Housing Authority

On September 25, 2014, in Recent Appointments, by Governor's Press Office

– Today, Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Brevard County Housing Authority.   Martin Hindsley, of Satellite Beach, is a retired director of retail marketing for the NCR Corporation. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning August 25, 2014, and ending March 3, 2018.   Brian Nemeroff, of […]