Governor Ron DeSantis Signs CS/SB 7068

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/SB 7068: Transportation. This bill establishes three regional task forces to study Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance Programs within the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which will be the state’s most significant infrastructure-building project since the 1950’s. While these corridors are to address rural infrastructure needs […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Signs CS/HB 107: Wireless Communications While Driving

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Sarasota, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 107: Wireless Communications While Driving. The law authorizes the enforcement of texting while driving as a primary offense. Additionally, the bill specifies that a person may not use a handheld wireless communications device while driving in a designated sensitive area such as a school crossing, school […]

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces Hope for Healing Florida Initiative

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Yesterday, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the establishment of Hope for Healing Florida, a new multi-agency mental health and substance abuse campaign. This coordinated effort will incorporate the combined resources of the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Department of Education to better […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida Attracts Businesses with Positive Economic Growth

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s economy continues to strengthen. Florida’s top rated higher education system, talented workforce, low taxes and reasonable regulatory environment continue to foster impressive economic indicators. Positive economic indicators for the month of April that show how Florida continues to attract and grow businesses include: Florida’s private-sector […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds More Than 16,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 16,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in April, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Creates More Than 25,000 New Jobs

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 25,300 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent, down 0.4 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created More Than 14,000 New Jobs

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 4,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in April, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 10,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added Nearly 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 2,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in April, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was education and health services […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Creates Nearly 27,000 New Jobs

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 26,700 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Miami area’s unemployment rate was 3.0 percent, down 0.9 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 49 Consecutive Months

On May 17, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that April 2019 marked 49 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 42,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 2.7 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The […]