Gov. Scott: Zika Virus Information Hotline Now Available for Florida Residents and Visitors

On February 12, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline will be managed by the Florida Department of Health, and will answer questions on […]

Governor Scott Announces SightPlan Expansion Will Create 28 New Jobs in Orlando

On February 12, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

 ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced that SightPlan, Inc., a digital provider of resident services and asset management software solutions to the real estate industry, is expanding in Orlando and will be creating 28 new jobs over the next three years. The expansion will also have a $280,000 capital investment in the local community. […]

Gov. Rick Scott Thanks CDC for 950 Zika Antibody Tests

On February 9, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

State Waiting for CDC Conference Call with Hospital Workers SARASOTA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent 950 Zika antibody tests to Florida. The antibody tests allow individuals, especially pregnant women and new mothers, to see if they ever had the Zika virus. Last week, […]

Gov. Scott Announces NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Selects Miami-Dade County as Location for New Global Headquarters

On February 9, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Project Will Create 150 New Jobs MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ plans to build its new global headquarters in Miami-Dade County. NBCUniversal and parent company Comcast will create 150 new jobs for Florida families and invest more than $250 million in the construction of the division’s new global […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to Florida International University Board of Trustees

On February 8, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two reappointments to the Florida International University Board of Trustees. Dr. Jose Armas, 57, of Miami, is the founder and chief executive officer of the MCCI Group. He received his medical doctorate degree from the Universidad Catolica Madre Maestra. Armas is reappointed for a term beginning February […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Three to University of Central Florida Board of Trustees

On February 8, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments and one reappointment to the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees. Kenneth Bradley, 54, of Winter Park, is the chief executive officer of Winter Park Memorial Hospital. He previously served as mayor of Winter Park from 2009 to 2015. Bradley received his bachelor’s degree […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to New College of Florida Board of Trustees

On February 8, 2016, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. Fermin Miranda, 51, of Bradenton, is the senior vice president of Cadence Bank. He currently serves as chair of the international trade committee for the Bradenton Economic Development Corporation and previously served as chair of the […]

Governor Scott Announces Ohio Business to Relocate National HQ to Tampa

On February 8, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Cohesion, an information technology consulting firm, recently relocated its national headquarters from Cincinnati, Ohio to Tampa Bay. Cohesion will create up to 100 new Florida jobs and generate $350,000 in capital investment. Governor Scott said, “It is exciting that Cohesion chose Florida to move their national […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Job Demand Higher than U.S. in January

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that job openings increased again in January, with a total of 287,651 job openings across Florida, according to Help Wanted OnLine. Job demand in Florida increased by 1,924 openings in January to a total of 287,651. This is an increase of 0.7 percent, while national growth only […]

Governor Scott Appoints Paul Militello to the Sumter County Court

On February 5, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Paul Militello to the Sumter County Court. Militello, 51, of Ocala, has been a solo practitioner since 2009. He previously practiced at Militello & Militello, P.A. from 2001 to 2009 and Carney & Militello, P.A from 1997 to 2001. Militello began his legal career […]