NAVIGATION

June 27, 2016

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 7/17/2014

"We sat at the welcome station with a glass of free orange juice and a real estate map and sort of hoped they’d come."

-- Florida Senate President Don Gaetz

A passive approach to economic development doesn’t cut it anymore in the Sunshine State .

“ Florida for a long time took a very passive approach to job creation and economic development,” Florida Senate President Don Gaetz said at a News Herald editorial board meeting Tuesday. “We sat at the welcome station with a glass of free orange juice and a real estate map and sort of hoped they’d come, and for decades and decades they did.”

But as the U.S. continues to recover from an economic recession and states jockey for projects, even the freshest juice isn’t enough to create jobs.

Read more at the News Herald.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital 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

A broken childhood inspires purpose
A broken childhood inspires purpose

Nelson F. Hincapie, President & CEO of the Voices For Children Foundation, has worked directly with hundreds of children in foster care and many who are aging out of the system.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

What's your opinion of Sen. Marco Rubio seeking re-election?

  • I'm glad he's running, go Marco
  • It's his right to try - we'll see if he wins
  • I am against Marco Rubio seeking re-election

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe