Governor Rick Scott today met with local leaders and job creators in Pensacola during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. Governor Scott is traveling the state to encourage Floridians to contact members of the Florida Legislature and urge them to invest in key priorities- funding for tourism and economic development and the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee.
Governor Rick Scott
“Gov. Scott Visits Naples on “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Tour
WINK-FTM (CBS) – Fort Myers, FL
May 4, 2017
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Governor Rick Scott today visited Novolex during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. The manufacturing company recently created 30 new jobs in Jacksonville and now employs 130 Floridians. Governor Scott is traveling the state to encourage Floridians to contact members of the Florida Legislature and urge them to invest in key priorities- funding for tourism and economic development and the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee.
Tomorrow, May 5th, Governor Rick Scott will continue his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour to encourage Floridians to contact members of the Florida Legislature and urge them to invest in key priorities for Florida’s future. These priorities include funding for tourism and economic development and the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee.
WHEN: 8:00 AM CDT
WHERE: Florida State University Panama City
Holley Academic Center
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
Governor Rick Scott today visited Boston Whaler in Edgewater during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. Boston Whaler has been manufacturing boats in Florida for over 20 years for customers all over the globe. Two years ago, Enterprise Florida helped the company complete a $10 million expansion that led to the creation of 120 jobs. Boston Whaler has more than tripled in jobs at their Edgewater facility since the end of 2010 and now employs nearly 780 Floridians.
Governor Rick Scott today visited Best Home Services during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. Best Home Services is a family owned and operated air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and drains company headquartered in Naples. Governor Scott is traveling the state to encourage Floridians to contact members of the Florida Legislature and urge them to invest in key priorities- funding for tourism and economic development and the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee.
WATCH: Remarks by Keegan Hodges, Co-owner of Best Home Services
WATCH: Remarks by Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor
WATCH: Remarks by Jose Fernandez, Founder of All Access Multimedia
Governor Rick Scott today visited PropLogix during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. PropLogix is a Florida-based company that does business with home buyers across the nation. Over the past two years, the company has grown from eight to more than 90 employees.
“Gov. Scott Issues Statewide Public Health Emergency Targeting Opioid Crisis”
WCTV (CBS) – Tallahassee, FL
May 3, 2017
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Governor Rick Scott signed executive order 17-146 directing the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to immediately begin drawing down federal grant funds totaling more than $27 million to fund opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery support services across the state.
In 2015, opioids were responsible for more than 33,000 deaths nationwide; and nearly 3,900 deaths in Florida. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant will provide Florida with $27,150,403 in federal funding annually for two years for a total of more than $54 million.
“I have had the opportunity to travel the state and hear directly from recovering addicts, parents who have lost their children and professionals on the front lines of this epidemic who have been working tirelessly to help those struggling in their own communities,” Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll said. “I am grateful for Governor Scott’s leadership, allowing the department to immediately begin drawing down on these funds which will provide much needed resources to communities across the state.”
Florida was awarded this grant through the 21st Century Cures Act’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants, by selecting evidence-based strategies proven to reduce fatal overdoses and aid in individual recovery. The grant will fund four major components to help communities fight the opioid epidemic, including medication-assisted treatment, overdose prevention through Naloxone distribution, hospital-based and child welfare projects, and school-based prevention services in rural counties.
Of the $27 million awarded for this year of the grant, more than $17 million will be allocated directly to communities through the Managing Entities to fund medication-assisted treatment, specifically methadone and buprenorphine, coupled with counseling for indigent, uninsured, and underinsured individuals with opioid use disorders. These funds will be regionally distributed based on the number of opioid-caused deaths and the estimated number of nonmedical prescription opioid and heroin users.
Nearly $3.8 million will be provided to the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association to enhance their statewide medication-assisted treatment program using Vivitrol®. The grant will also fund Naloxone kits and overdose recognition and response training, behavioral health consultants to support child protection staff, hospital-based care coordination pilots, peer mentoring programs, and training opportunities for child welfare, court, and peer support staff.
DCF is working with the Managing Entities and behavioral health community partners to implement the services outlined in the grant as soon as possible. Community providers must be available and ready to begin providing services within 120 days of the grant award.
Recognizes Company’s Recent Creation of More Than 50 New Jobs
Governor Rick Scott today visited RGF Environmental Group, a global manufacturer headquartered in Riviera Beach, during his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour. RGF has created more than 50 new jobs over the past four years and currently employs nearly 130 Floridians, with plans to expand the near future. The company exports to 33 countries and has received numerous one-on-one trade consultations from Enterprise Florida over the years. RGF has also participated in EFI trade missions to China, India, Mexico, South America, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. EFI is the only international trade and development program in Florida, and this partnership has allowed RGF to connect with growing business opportunities on a global scale.
Governor Scott said, “I was proud to recognize RGF today for their creation of more than 50 jobs and their success doing business with international markets. RGF has partnered with Enterprise Florida for many years on trade consultations and international trade missions, and this company is one of the many Florida job creators across the state that receive important support from EFI. We are fighting for the future of our great state, and I urge Floridians and business owners to call their legislators today to tell them to support economic development programs like EFI.”
RGF manufactures and produces air, food and water purification and sanitation systems for homes, schools, office buildings, hotels, cruise ships, food processors, hospitals and industrial water treatment systems. RGF has also saved more than $65,000 in taxes since the permanent elimination of the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment that Governor Scott championed. These savings have instead been used by RGF to hire and train new employees.
Ron Fink, President, Founder and CEO of RGF Environmental Group, said, “RGF was proud to welcome Governor Scott to our facility today. Our mission is to provide the world with the safest air, water and food, and Florida has proven to be an excellent location for us to work on meeting that important goal. We appreciate Governor Scott’s focus on supporting tax cuts and economic development programs like Enterprise Florida that make it easier for Florida businesses like RGF to succeed and we look forward to continuing to grow.”