3 May Florida Ties with Georgia for Private Sector Job Growth May 3, 2017 By Laura Pavlus News economic development, job growth, growth rate, Florida job creation, private-sector job creation 0 Florida last year added 233,800 new private-sector jobs, the second-most positions of any state in the nation, Gov. Rick Scott announced. The Sunshine State tied with Georgia for its growth rate in private-sector jobs at 3.2 percent, and outpaced the nation's rate of 1.7 percent for the fifth consecutive year. “Month after month, Florida’s economy continues to outpace growth in other top competitor states, like California and Texas," Scott said. "Florida’s manufacturing industry is also leading the nation in job creation, which is a testament to our focus on diversifying our economy." Scott touted job-creating economic development programs including Visit Florida and Enterprise Florida, whose funding is being threatened by the Florida Legislature. "Any efforts by the Legislature to reduce funding for these programs will have a significant negative impact on businesses and families across our state," Scott said. Read more here Related Entrepreneur with Clay County Ties Forms Deal with Visit Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE – A former Fleming Island entrepreneur has formed a new partnership with Jacksonville’s tourism agency. Zachary Schwartz’s mobile app intoGo is now the official app for Visit Jacksonville, the agency that helps welcome more than 20 million visitors each year to Jacksonville and the region. Clay County Business Owner, Amy Pope-Wells, Participates in Roundtable with President Trump Amy Pope-Wells, successful Clay County business owner of Link Staffing and Tira Diva, joins women small business owners at a roundtable with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Florida Launches New Website to Assist with School Comparisons Florida parents searching for a school for their child can use a new state website that aims to make comparing campuses and finding "the best educational match" easier. The Florida Department of Education launched the online resources -- Florida Students Achieve.org -- this week. The Florida Department of Education launched the online resources -- Florida Students Achieve.org -- this week. Manufacturers Join Governor’s Campaign to Save Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida JACKSONVILLE – In order to protect future jobs and to continue bolstering local economies through the recruitment of manufacturing, the First Coast Manufacturers Association has joined Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign to prevent the elimination of Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida by the Florida Legislature. Clay EDC Awarded $89K as Gov. Scott Announces More Than $2.2M for Florida Defense Communities The Clay County Economic Development Corporation received an $89,000 Defense Reinvestment Grant to aggressively strengthen and diversify the non-defense economy while promoting the area’s military training operations at the Camp Blanding JTC and NAS Jacksonville. Jacksonville Competing in the Top of the Pack for Small Business Jacksonville placed 30th out of more than 100 major metropolitan areas in an American City Business Journals study of small business vitality across America. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.