Gov. Scott: Tampa Adds More Than Thirty Thousand Jobs Over the Year

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa area added 31,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. Tampa’s unemployment rate was a low 3.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created 19,000 new jobs […]

Gov. Scott: Orlando Leads Florida in Job Growth

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that May 2018 marked 38 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 43,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The unemployment rate in Orlando was a low 3 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from a year ago. Statewide, […]

Gov. Scott: Nearly Twenty Thousand New Jobs Means Real Results for Families

On June 15, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 19,000 private-sector jobs in May and 179,000 in the past year, for a total of 1,539,800 jobs since December 2010. Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for 73 of the past 74 months. The only month that Florida did […]

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: CBS-Miami Gets it Wrong on Debris Removal, Omits Context and Facts

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CBS-Miami ran a story yesterday that is critical of the state’s effort to clear debris and reopen US 1 in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma. This story got it wrong on debris removal, and omitted facts. Governor Rick Scott said, “Let’s not forget, the Florida Keys, a chain of islands with […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Florida Veteran with the Governor’s Medal of Merit

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida veteran Mark Alvarez with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Governor Scott said, “It’s a privilege to present Mark Alvarez with the Medal of Merit in recognition of his exceptional service to our country. As a veteran and the son […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Knight Enterprises with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

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

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, […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Six Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized six outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to present these outstanding educators with […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Alex Hill with Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Scott recognized Alex Hill, 26, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Hill is a student at the University of West Florida as well as an Army Veteran who served in Afghanistan and Africa. Hill started Florida Coconuts to provide Florida’s visitors and beachgoers […]

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Sam Seevers, Chair of the Volunteer Florida Commission, awarded John Chafin with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition. Governor Scott said, “Volunteers in Florida serve our communities, enriching the lives of families across our […]

Gov. Scott Reappoints Two to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

On June 8, 2018, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Jaymie Carter and Rod Thompson to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees. Jaymie Carter, 57, of Bradenton, is a realtor with Michael Saunders & Company. She previously served as the community awareness and resource cultivation expert with the Early Learning […]