November 23, 2020

Welcome to Business Florida

A Message to Florida Business Leaders

Ron DeSantis | 10/30/2020

For the past several months, we have all endured the challenges of the global pandemic. Every community has felt the impacts. Every family has experienced the changes. Floridians have risen to the occasion again and again. Health care workers have become community heroes. Seniors and the vulnerable have been foremost in our minds.

In the face of the worldwide impacts from COVID-19, our proven resilience and diverse economic base have positioned Florida for recovery. We welcome entrepreneurs, established companies and all job creators to make Florida their go-to destination for success. We offer a stark contrast to states that are doubling down on higher taxes and heavy-handed decrees. We are defying expectations by empowering our citizens. And judging by the influx of new residents and businesses fleeing the Northeast this year, the message is resonating.

In Florida, we have no state personal income tax, no corporate income tax on limited partnerships or subchapter S-corporations, no state-level property tax assessments, and no property tax on business inventories. The state’s infrastructure is among the best in the nation. That includes everything from spaceports, seaports and airports to highways and rail. We even improved upon that infrastructure during the initial months of the pandemic by completing major road projects around the state ahead of schedule.

Our workforce is growing across all industries, from fintech and manufacturing to aerospace and life sciences. We are on track to become the nation’s leader in workforce development by 2030 and we have been ranked as the No. 1 public university system by U.S. News & World Report since 2017.

The past few months have presented changes for all of us. In Florida, we are moving forward daily. Sound tax policy, workforce development and infrastructure planning helped make us successful when times were good. Now they are helping to ensure Florida leads the nation’s comeback. I invite you to join us as we reach these new heights together.

Governor Ron DeSantis
Chairman, Enterprise Florida

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