Since December 2010, Gov. Rick Scott, alongside state and community leaders, has worked tirelessly to make Florida a first-choice business destination. By increasing funding for education and workforce training, expanding the state’s robust infrastructure and cutting taxes more than 50 times, they have pushed Florida up the ranks to become a premier global business location.
As a result, Florida businesses created more than 1.4 million new private-sector jobs from December 2010 through July 2017, and the state’s unemployment rate held at 4.1% in July, the lowest rate in a decade.
To further bolster the state’s position as a job creation leader, the new Florida Job Growth Grant Fund was signed into law by Gov. Scott. The new fund provides $85 million for public infrastructure improvements and workforce training to support job growth and diversity.
For businesses looking to locate or expand in our state, this means an even stronger workforce and more expansive infrastructure, one that already supports more than 100 million visitors annually.
When combined with Florida’s unmatched quality of life, zero personal income tax, low business taxes and pro-business leadership at all levels, the new fund shows that the state is serious about high-wage, high-skill job creation.
We want to thank you for considering Florida for your next job creation project. The team at Enterprise Florida stands ready to assist you in finding the location and resources your business needs to be successful.
Stan W. Connally Jr.
President and CEO Gulf Power
2017-18 Vice Chair, Enterprise Florida Inc.
In today’s business world, you have to stay relevant. You also have to stay one step ahead. That requires you to continually evolve in a place that will evolve with you. In Florida, we offer boundless opportunities to grow, innovate, discover and explore. We also offer a top-ranked business climate, a highly skilled and diverse workforce and an expansive infrastructure that helps companies create and achieve their goals in a growth economy. Enterprise Florida Inc. exists to help businesses within a wide range of industries expand and locate to the state where we pave the way for your success. Discover what a future in Florida can do for you.
Contact us for confidential business location and expansion assistance: 1-877-YES-FLORIDA or www.enterpriseflorida.com/contact.