October 31, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 12/5/2012

"I think science is an end in itself, but if you can help people in the community with the work you do, that is really spectacular."

-- Former Gov. Jeb Bush

Former Gov. Jeb Bush was in Jupiter Tuesday for an invitation-only panel to discuss how the just-completed Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience was born, and to explain why his administration helped direct nearly $1.5 billion in federal, state and local tax money into incentives for research institutes.

The use of tax money for business incentives has been controversial, but it’s a topic Bush embraced as something necessary to diversify the state’s economy, on the shortest possible timetable.

“You can grow it yourself, and I am way too impatient for that, or you can reach out to the best institutions in the world and create an environment for them to come,” which is what Florida did, he said. “It’s a huge investment, but it’s an investment in long-term things.”

Read more at the Palm Beach Post.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Colleges Are Tracking When Students Work Out at Rec Centers
Colleges Are Tracking When Students Work Out at Rec Centers

Officials on college campuses are turning to usage data and student feedback to shape fitness programs, hoping it will entice more students to develop healthy habits. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you give - or get - an annual performance review?

  • Yes - and I hate it
  • Yes - and it's OK - there's some value in the exercise
  • Yes - and I find it very valuable
  • No (thank goodness)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe