As part of his ongoing trade mission in Israel, Governor Rick Scott yesterday presented Wix, a website-building platform headquartered in Israel, with a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for creating 100 jobs since opening their first Florida location in Miami in 2014.
Governor Scott said, “I was proud to present Wix with a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award today in recognition of their work to create 100 new jobs. While this global company could have chosen to invest in any state, they ultimately chose Florida to grow and create new opportunities for our families. We must continue to market our state across the world and I look forward to continuing to share this message with Israeli business leaders during our trade mission this week.”
Ron Gutler, lead board member for Wix, said, “Wix has experienced incredible growth in Florida over the past two years. It was an honor to accept the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award today. This award belongs to our Miami team, the dedicated employees who demonstrate the talent we have found in the great state of Florida. We look forward to continued success and serving our growing base of global customers.”
Governor Scott is currently leading a delegation of nearly 70 Florida business and education leaders on a trade mission in Israel to continue to build on Florida and Israel’s strong relationship. Florida’s economic development and trading partnership with Israel exceeds $286 million a year.