Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Cabinet Take Action to Expedite Construction of EAA Reservoir Project

On October 22, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet took action to expedite construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project. During today’s meeting of the Governor and Cabinet, the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund approved the early termination of a state lease with Florida Crystals on lands needed […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Additional Law Firms to Participate in the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW)

On October 22, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the participation of additional law firms in the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW). GI LAW began accepting pro bono legal services requests from active duty service members in May 2019, and to date, seven statewide law firms have provided free legal representation to over […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Jacksonville Port Authority

On October 21, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Bean and the reappointment of Ed Fleming to the Jacksonville Port Authority. Daniel Bean Bean, of Jacksonville, is an attorney and partner at Abel Bean Law, P.A. Previously, he was a partner with Holland & Knight LLP. He served in the United States […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Applauds U.S. Department of Justice for More Than $291 Million in Public Safety Grant Awards

On October 21, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis applauded the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for awarding more than $291 million in public safety grants to agencies and organizations across the state of Florida. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katie Sullivan announced the grants in Tampa while visiting the Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough High School. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Meets with Financial and Aviation Industry Leaders in New York

On October 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

New York, N.Y. – This week, Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to New York 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 […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.2%

On October 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent, as labor force participation increases. Florida’s economy continues to create new private-sector jobs, adding 215,000 private-sector jobs over the year. The professional and business services and financial sectors continue to grow and supply the need for a diverse, high-skilled workforce. […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces West Palm Beach Area Adds More Than 11,000 New Jobs Over the Year

On October 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the West Palm Beach area added 11,500 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the West Palm Beach area was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Tampa Area Created More Than 27,000 New Jobs

On October 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Tampa area added 27,300 new private-sector jobs in the last year, creating the third-highest number of jobs among all Florida metro areas. The Tampa area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in September, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Southwest Florida Created More Than 16,000 New Jobs

On October 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Naples area added 5,100 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in September, down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago. The Fort Myers area added 11,000 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Pensacola Area Added 800 New Jobs Over the Year

On October 18, 2019, in News Releases, by Staff

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the Pensacola area added 800 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in September, down 0.2 percentage point from one year ago. The industries with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area were education and health services […]