Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to New York this week to meet with leaders in the financial services and aviation industries to discuss Florida’s business-friendly environment. Governor DeSantis was accompanied by Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI).
“This week, I met with aviation and financial services industry leaders in New York to discuss Florida’s abundant economic advantages and why our state should be top of mind for future business growth and expansion,” said Governor DeSantis. “I want job creators in high-tax states like New York to know that Florida is the best destination for investment and development thanks to our pro-business tax climate, top-rated public university system and talented workforce.”
“Governor DeSantis is committed to growing Florida’s aviation and financial services sectors,” said EFI President and CEO Jamal Sowell. “We will continue to welcome all businesses to Florida and create more opportunities for Floridians to succeed.”
Governor DeSantis and EFI President and CEO Jamal Sowell met with the following companies in the financial services industry: BNY Mellon, FIDUS Partners, Soroban Capital Partners and TrustCo Bank.
Governor DeSantis has prioritized reducing regulations for companies in the financial services and financial technology (FinTech) industries. In September, he announced several initiatives that encourage companies in these industries to start, relocate and expand in Florida by creating a regulatory environment that provides opportunities for growth without being impeded by high taxes and burdensome regulations. More information on these initiatives can be found here.
While in New York, Governor DeSantis and EFI President and CEO Jamal Sowell also met with commercial airline company JetBlue, where they discussed Florida’s thriving aviation industry and favorable tax climate. Florida’s growing population, many airports and position as an important hub for international travelers and commerce make it a top location for aviation companies to expand. Just yesterday, Spirit Airlines announced plans to build a new $250 million global headquarters in Dania Beach, creating 225 jobs for Floridians.