Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Three to Blockchain Task Force

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Ken Lawson, Department of Management Services Secretary Jonathan Satter and Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Terry Rhodes to the Blockchain Task Force. On May 23, 2019, Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1024 into law, establishing Florida’s […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Thanks Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell for Years of Dedicated Service to Florida, Wishes Him Well in Retirement

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis thanked Department of Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell for his years of dedicated service to the State of Florida following the Secretary’s announcement that he will be retiring. “Jim Poppell is a dedicated public servant and consummate professional who agreed to continue serving our state when I became governor […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Joel Schleicher to the Florida Talent Development Council

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Joel Schleicher as chair of the Florida Talent Development Council. The purpose of the Talent Development Council is to develop a coordinated, data-driven, statewide approach to meeting Florida’s needs for a 21st-century workforce that employers and educators use as part of Florida’s talent supply […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds Nearly 12,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 11,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in August, down 0.1 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area were […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created More Than 21,000 New Jobs

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 21,300 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 3.5 percent in August. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Tampa area […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created More Than 15,000 New Jobs

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 4,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 10,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added 400 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in August. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was financial activities with 700 new jobs. In August, the Pensacola area had […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 53 Consecutive Months

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that August 2019 marked 53 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 49,600 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 3.2 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from one year ago. The […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Created More Than 28,000 New Jobs

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 28,100 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 3.5 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On September 20, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 13,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in August, down 0.1 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Jacksonville area were professional and business services […]