Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the West Palm Beach area had an increase of 3,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year. [Read more…] about West Palm Beach Area Adds More Than 3,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 13,300 new private-sector jobs in the past year, continuing to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private-sector job growth. [Read more…] about Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 13,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Miami area added 18,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year, the fourth-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. [Read more…] about Miami Businesses Created Nearly 19,000 New Jobs
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Tampa Bay area added 30,500 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the second-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. [Read more…] about Tampa Bay Area Keeps Growing, Ranks Second for Job Creation
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that June 2018 marked 39 consecutive months of the Orlando area having the highest job creation in the state, adding 43,700 new private-sector jobs in the past year. [Read more…] about Orlando Remains Leader in Job Growth
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created 16,900 private-sector jobs in June and 172,600 in the past year, for a total of 1,554,800 jobs since December 2010. Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for 74 of the past 75 months. The only month that Florida did not exceed the nation was due to Hurricane Irma. In June, Florida’s unemployment rate remained at a low 3.8 percent, a drop of 7 percentage points since December 2010; this drop is faster than the national decline of 5.3 percentage points. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Florida Continues to Outpace the Nation with Nearly 17,000 New Jobs Added in June
This morning, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) opened the Florida Pavilion at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The Florida Pavilion is again the largest exhibit of any U.S. state at the event, showcasing 12 Florida-based aviation and aerospace businesses and organizations. The Farnborough Airshow is one of the world’s largest industry events and will be open through July 22.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) will lead a delegation of small and mid-sized Florida businesses on an export sales mission to Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from November 2-9. Registration to attend is now open. [Read more…] about Registration Now Open for Export Sales Mission to Kenya and Tanzania
On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the final awards for the 2017-2018 Florida Job Growth Grant Fund have been made, granting six additional communities with more than $16 million in funding. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature, provided a total of $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. [Read more…] about What They Are Saying: Gov. Scott Awards More Than $16 Million Through the Job Growth Grant Fund
U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are pushing to increase business at Florida ports by urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to restructure the way the agency charges ships to fumigate produce imported into the U.S.
Before a cargo ship offloads any imported produce arriving at a U.S. port, the shipment must first be inspected and fumigated. The fee that a ship pays to have their produce fumigated is set by USDA and is currently charged on a “per-enclosure basis” – meaning, a ship pays the same fee to fumigate a warehouse full of goods in the Northeast as they do to fumigate one shipping container in Florida.