Gov. Scott: Nearly $2.2 Million Investment to Expand Mote Marine Laboratory Ozone Systems, Clay Testing Combatting Red Tide

On September 24, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the State of Florida will direct a $2,178,000 investment to test innovative technologies to mitigate the effects of red tide utilizing specialized clay field experiments and other innovative approaches for controlling and mitigating the impacts of red tide including expansion of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Ozone Treatment […]

Gov. Scott Appoints Carmine Marceno Jr. as Lee County Sheriff

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Carmine Marceno Jr. as Sheriff in the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. He is appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff Mike Scott on September 24, 2018. Governor Scott said, “Sheriff Mike Scott has been dedicated to serving the people of […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Unemployment Rates Remain Low

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that unemployment rates in Southwest Florida areas have dropped in the past year. The Naples area’s unemployment rate was a low 4.2 percent, 0.5 percentage point less than it was a year ago. Fort Myers’ unemployment rate was 3.7 percent, down 0.4 percentage point in the past […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Added Nearly 4,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 20,000 new jobs in August bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in […]

Gov. Scott: Jacksonville Created Nearly 21,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Jacksonville area added 20,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was a low 3.5 percent in August, down 0.7 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 20,000 […]

Gov. Scott: West Palm Beach Area Adds Nearly 6,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area had an increase of 5,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in August, down 0.5 percentage point in the past year. Statewide, Florida businesses created 20,000 new jobs in August bringing […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Created Nearly 10,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 9,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year, continuing to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private-sector job growth. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to a low 3.5 percent in August, down 0.5 percentage point from one […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Businesses Created More Than 23,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 23,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year, the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The unemployment rate in Miami was 4.1 percent in August down 1.0 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 20,000 new […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Bay Creates More than 34,000 Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 34,600 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.6 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 20,000 new jobs […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Creates More than 50,000 Jobs Over the Year

On September 21, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that August 2018 marked 41 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 51,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in Orlando was 3.4 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses […]