Gov. Scott: FWC Launches Innovative Partnership with World-Renowned Scientists to Combat Red Tide

On September 19, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is partnering with world-renowned red tide experts to conduct field experiments to mitigate the effects of red tide. This partnership, which will focus on using a form of specialized clay to quell the effects of red tide, includes […]

Gov. Scott Directs Additional $4 Million for Counties Impacted by Red Tide

On September 18, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $4 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide, bringing the total amount of grant funding to $13 million for communities dealing with naturally-occurring red tide and the blue-green algae caused […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Shaun Oxtal to Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority

On September 17, 2018, in Recent Appointments, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Shaun Oxtal to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. Shaun Oxtal, 31, of Tampa, is the managing director of Capright. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Oxtal is reappointed for a term beginning September 17, 2018, and ending July 1, 2022. The […]

Gov. Scott: Software Engineering Company, Beast Code, to Create 40 New Jobs

On September 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Beast Code LLC, an employee owned and operated software engineering company, has chosen to expand in Fort Walton Beach and will add 40 new jobs. Since December 2010, nearly 1.6 million private-sector jobs have been created in Florida. Governor Scott said, “Every time a business chooses […]

Gov. Scott: Additional $1.2 Million for Redfish Hatchery Will Help Mitigate Impacts from Red Tide

On September 17, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is providing $1.2 million to enhance research and production of redfish at the FWC Stock Enhancement Research Facility at Port Manatee. This funding will help the FWC to address impacts of naturally occurring red tide on redfish populations […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Provide Resources to States Facing Hurricane Florence

On September 14, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided the following update regarding the state’s efforts to assist and provide resources to Southeastern states being impacted by Hurricane Florence. Earlier this week, Governor Scott spoke with the Governors of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to offer support. The State Emergency Response Team has been […]

Gov. Scott: Job Growth Grant Fund Creates 50 New Jobs in Port St. Lucie

On September 13, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that following a $3 million infrastructure investment in Port St. Lucie through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, TAMCO Group, a subsidiary of City Electric Supply, will expand in the area and create 50 new jobs. Earlier this year, Port St. Lucie received $3 million to improve […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Deploys Strike Teams, State Resources in Preparation of Florence

On September 12, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott received a full briefing on Hurricane Florence from the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Governor Scott has also spoken to the governors of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to offer support as they prepare for impacts from Hurricane Florence. Florida emergency managers are in constant communication […]

Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Break Visitation Records

On September 12, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors during any six months in the state’s history with 65.5 million visitors. This record amount of visitors represents a 5.9 percent increase over the same period in 2017, and includes 58 million domestic visitors, […]

MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor and Remembrance of the victims of 9/11

On September 10, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TO:                  Tom Berger Director of Real Estate Management and Development FROM:            Governor Rick Scott DATE:            September 10, 2018 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff in Honor and Remembrance of the victims of 9/11 In honor and remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, I hereby direct the flags […]