Gov. Scott: Pratt & Whitney to Create 215 New Jobs and Expand in Palm Beach County

On May 23, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JUPITER, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Pratt & Whitney, a leading global manufacturer of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, will be expanding its site in Palm Beach County and creating 215 new jobs. In addition to these new jobs, since 2012, Pratt & Whitney has created 300 jobs for Florida families […]

Gov. Scott: Floridians Must be Prepared for Significant Rain, Possible Flooding

On May 22, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott urged Floridians to prepare for significant rain and possible flooding as the state continues to monitor the development of a weather system in the Caribbean Sea. In anticipation of heavy rain and flooding across Gulf Coast communities this week, Governor Scott today also directed Florida Fish and Wildlife […]

Florida’s Crime Rate Hits 47-Year Low

On May 22, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s crime rate is now at a 47-year low. The crime rate has dropped six percent since 2016, and since Gov. Scott took office, the crime rate has dropped 27 percent. In 2017, there were 28,640 fewer crimes than in 2016, which is a 4.5 percent decrease. […]

Administrative Schedule for Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Scott/ Lopez-Cantera Administrative Schedule for Monday, May 21, 2018

Gov. Scott: $3.5 Million in Florida Defense Grants Awarded for Military Community

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced nearly $3.5 million will be awarded to support community projects at military installations across the state. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) administers the Defense Infrastructure Grant Program and the Defense Reinvestment Grant Program, which protects Florida’s military bases by providing funding for local infrastructure and land […]

MEMORANDUM- Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of the Tragedy at Santa Fe High School

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

TO:                  Tom Berger, Director of Real Estate Management and Development FROM:            Governor Rick Scott DATE:            May 18, 2018 RE:                  Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of the Tragedy at Santa Fe High School In honor and remembrance of the victims of the act of violence committed at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, […]

Gov. Scott: Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to Visit Puerto Rico, Offer Continued Assistance to Displaced Students

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart will travel to Puerto Rico on Sunday, May 20 to offer assistance and ongoing support for Puerto Rico’s recovery. Puerto Rico Department of Education Secretary Dr. Julia Keleher requested that Commissioner Stewart visit the island. Governor Scott said, “Since Hurricane Maria […]

Gov. Scott Statement on School Shooting in Texas

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

  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Governor Scott said, “My wife, Ann, and I are devastated to learn of the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas today. I just spoke to Texas Governor Greg Abbott and offered […]

Gov. Scott: Pensacola Area Added 2,000 New Jobs Over the Year

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

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 2,000 new private-sector jobs in the last year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 8,300 new jobs in April bringing the total number of new private-sector jobs created in […]

Gov. Scott: Southwest Florida Unemployment Rates Remain Low

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

NAPLES, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that unemployment rates in Southwest Florida areas have dropped in the last year. The Naples area’s unemployment rate was a low 3.1 percent, 0.4 percentage point less than it was a year ago. Fort Myers’ unemployment rate was 3.2 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year […]