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We Are Fighting for Florida's Future

When I first ran for governor in 2010, I committed to fight every day to create more jobs in Florida. By cutting taxes and making strategic investments, Florida has had a lot of success. Since 2010, Florida businesses have created more than
1.4 million private-sector jobs.

To continue this growth, I worked with the Legislature to establish the new $85-million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which will promote public infrastructure and individual job training to help ensure more businesses choose to expand in Florida.

In Florida, we understand the role infrastructure plays in continuing our booming economy, growing population and record tourism. Since 2011, we’ve invested a record $63 billion in infrastructure and helped grow investments in roads, bridges, airports and seaports by $4 billion.

We are also continuing to help businesses grow and create opportunities for Florida’s future generations by cutting taxes in every way possible. Since 2011, we have cut $6.7 billion in taxes and now have the nation’s second lowest tax burden.

To be first in the nation for jobs, Florida must have a diverse and educated workforce. That’s why we are working to ensure every student can receive a great education by investing in K-12 education, colleges and universities. I’m proud to say that in this legislative session, we reached an all-time high in per-pupil funding.

We are fighting each day to make our state the number one place for families and businesses to succeed, and these investments will help to create opportunities across our state for generations to come.

Governor Rick Scott
Chairman, Enterprise Florida Inc.