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December 11, 2017

Welcome to Business Florida

A Message from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Multiple Partners - Singular Purpose

| 9/24/2012

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Florida welcomes your business and has made significant strides over the past few years to make the Sunshine State as business friendly as possible. Under the leadership of Gov. Rick Scott, we’ve combined our community, workforce and economic development entities under one roof, now known as the Department of Economic Opportunity.

DEO works alongside Enterprise Florida and Workforce Florida to provide access to the information and world-class service that employers need when making decisions on the future of their businesses. It’s our goal for Florida to be the world’s choice for business and industry, and to increase the state’s global competitiveness as a destination for business, capital, talent, innovation and entrepreneurship.

So, whether you are launching a brand new business, expanding an existing one or relocating operations from another state, Florida has the business-friendly climate, resources and workforce you need to be successful.

The Department of Economic Opportunity’s mission is to promote economic prosperity through successful workforce, community and economic development strategies

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Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala
Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala

Sting performed with the Florida Orchestra for their 50th anniversary gala Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rocker belted some of his biggest hits while conductor Michael Francis led the orchestra.

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How has the restaurant scene in Florida changed over the past 20+ years?

  • A lot - there's much more variety
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  • Not much - newer restaurants have driven out too many mom-and-pop places
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