TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized small business Knight Enterprises with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Knight Enterprises is a Florida-based company that provides communications infrastructure. Knight Enterprises was founded in 1982 and is a leader for veteran employment. Using the Veterans Florida Business Grant Program, this company has hired and trained 48 veterans.

Governor Scott said, “Thanks to hard-working businesses like Knight Enterprises, we’ve created more than 1.5 million private-sector jobs across Florida since December 2010. Not only is this company dedicated to Florida families, but Knight Enterprises is also a leader in helping the veterans who have served our country get a great job.”

Jason Welz, President and CEO of Knight Enterprises said, “Since 1982 we have been working hard to create opportunities for Florida families and our veterans. I am so thankful that we are here in Florida where we have every opportunity to succeed and I am grateful to Governor Scott for his leadership and commitment to small business.”

The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals and business in recognition of their efforts to create jobs and opportunities for Florida families. For more information about Knight Enterprises, visit www.knight-enterprises.com.

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