Gov. Scott: Florida Leads Large States in Private-Sector Job Growth

On March 30, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

Florida Also Leading the Nation in Job Creation Across Multiple Industries TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses had the fastest annual private-sector job growth rate of the 10 largest states in the nation. In the last year, Florida added 239,800 new private-sector jobs, the second-most in the nation. Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott Applauds Senate’s Focus on Jobs; Concerned House is Slashing Jobs Programs

On March 29, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement on the proposed budgets within the Florida Senate and Florida House. The Florida Senate’s proposed budget includes more than $80 million for Enterprise Florida programs and $76 million for VISIT FLORIDA, while the Florida House’s proposed budget eliminates Enterprise Florida and slashes VISIT FLORIDA’s […]

Gov. Scott Announces Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days

On March 29, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that this weekend, April 1st and 2nd, Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license. All bag limits, seasons, and size restrictions will still apply. Governor Scott said, “This weekend’s license-free fishing days are a great chance for families and visitors to […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors More Than 240 Veterans with Governor’s Veterans Service Medal

On March 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

LIVE OAK, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded more than 240 veterans at the Louie C. Wadsworth Armory in Live Oak with the Governor’s Veterans Service Awards for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to honor some of Florida’s great veterans for their service to our state […]

Gov. Rick Scott Hosts Zika Preparedness Roundtable

On March 27, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott hosted a roundtable with community leaders in Miami on Zika preparedness ahead of the rainy season when mosquitoes are most prevalent in Florida. Governor Scott said, “Florida has only had two isolated cases of local Zika transmission this year and there are not currently any identified areas with […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Four to the Florida Inland Navigation District

On March 24, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and three reappointments to the Florida Inland Navigation District. Frank Gernert, 53, of Fort Lauderdale, is the president of Florida General Enterprises, LLC. He succeeds Edwin Chappell and is appointed for a term beginning March 24, 2017, and ending January 9, 2021. Donald Cuozzo, 63, […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Katie Cole to District Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg College

On March 24, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Katherine “Katie” Cole to the District Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg College. Cole, 42, of Bellair, is an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson, PA. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and her law degree from Stetson University. Cole is appointed […]

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Two to District Board of Trustees, Pasco-Hernando State College

On March 24, 2017, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced two appointments to the District Board of Trustees, Pasco-Hernando State College. Alvaro “Al’ Hernandez, 45, of Odessa, is a market vice president at Humana and received his master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 24, […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Added More Than 5,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On March 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Southwest Florida area added 5,100 new private-sector jobs over the year in February. The Fort Myers area created 4,200 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent. The Naples area added 900 new jobs and the area’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added More Than 4,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On March 24, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Pensacola area added 4,400 new private-sector jobs over the year in February. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. In the last year, Florida businesses created 239,800 new jobs, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,346,200. Governor Scott said, […]