business florida 2012 - Welcome
Helping Florida's Business Climate and Economy
Since taking office this year, I have been focused on one thing: jobs. While my goal is to make Florida the world's No. 1 vacation spot, it's also to ensure that this state has the best business climate in the U.S. Right now, unemployment is at an all-time high nationwide, and many families and businesses are struggling.
Gov. Rick Scott
[Photo: Jon M. Fletcher]
So, convincing a company to pick up stakes in one state and move to another — or even to merely expand within the same state — is a tough sell these days. But as governor of the nation's 4th most populous state and one of the world's top travel destinations, I can assure you that Florida is up to the task.
Quite simply, Florida wants your business, and we're pulling out all the stops to land it.
Together, Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope and I have made attracting new businesses and the jobs that come along with them our No. 1 priority. To that end, we've streamlined Florida's economic development efforts to make the right people and the right programs more readily accessible to you.
Multiple agencies are now consolidated under one umbrella with one purpose: to help you relocate, expand or start your business in Florida and succeed here long term. Leaders at all levels of the public and private sectors are committed to maintaining the pro-business climate for which Florida has long been known. We're revising our regulatory structure to ease the burdens placed on businesses, and we're reacting more quickly to requests for state incentive funds.
In short, Florida is open for business — your business — and any one of the opportunity partners on these pages, Gray and myself included, would be happy to talk to you.
Won't you give us a call?
Rick Scott, Governor
Chairman, Enterprise Florida Inc.
Next page: Florida Opportunity Partners