Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints John Davis to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees

On August 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Davis to the Valencia College District Board of Trustees. John Davis Davis, of Orlando, is the executive vice president of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as president and led the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida where […]

PHOTO RELEASE: Governor Ron DeSantis Delivers Remarks at the Florida League of Cities 93rd Annual Conference

On August 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Orlando, Fla – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis spoke at the Florida League of Cities 93rd annual conference to highlight hurricane recovery efforts, education priorities and key initiatives to restore Florida’s environment. The Governor was joined by Altamonte Springs Mayor Pat Bates and Florida League of Cities President Leo Longworth. “Since the start of my administration, […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Number of Employed Floridians Now Exceeds 10 Million with a Low Unemployment Rate of 3.3 Percent

On August 16, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the number of employed Floridians has increased to more than 10 million in July 2019. Over the year, 128,000 people entered the labor force at an annual growth rate of 1.3 percent. Florida’s residents are benefiting from a strong economy, businesses are expanding and Floridians are confident […]

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

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 12,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in July, down 0.3 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 Created More Than 31,000 New Jobs

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 31,200 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 3.4 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created 16,000 New Jobs

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 5,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in July, down 0.4 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 More Than 1,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 1,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in July, down 0.2 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 Orlando Area Continues to Lead in Job Growth for 52 Consecutive Months

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that July 2019 marked 52 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 46,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in the Orlando area was 3.2 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Miami Area Created More Than 31,000 New Jobs

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Miami area added 31,300 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 3.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces the Jacksonville Area Created More Than 18,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On August 15, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Jacksonville area added 18,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in July, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Jacksonville area were leisure and hospitality with […]