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Gov. Scott: $616 Million for Affordable Housing and Business Assistance Approved for Florida
Thursday, June 28, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following a meeting with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Governor Rick Scott announced the approval to distribute $616 million to local communities for Florida’s long-term recovery efforts from last year’s hurricane season. During the meeting, the Governor also
Ft. Lauderdale Leaders Unite for South Florida’s Largest Low-Income and Affordable Housing Solution
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2018-- The Healthy Housing Foundation Powered by AHF, in partnership with an array of community stakeholders including the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, United Way of Broward County, Urban League of Broward County, Mount Olive Development Corporation, have joined forces to collaborate on innovatively addressing the housing
Gov. Scott: Florida’s Credit Rating Highest in State History
Friday, June 22, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Moody’s Investors Service, a leading international credit rating agency, upgraded Florida’s General Obligation (GO) bond rating to Aaa – the highest rating possible. For the first time in the history of Florida, all three rating agencies now have Florida’s GO bond
Gov. Scott: FDOT Begins Process for Privately Funded High-Speed Rail from Orlando to Tampa
Friday, June 22, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – On June 22, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa. FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) received an unsolicited proposal to lease property owned by the state and
Chief Executive Magazine: : NEW Patriots in Business Award
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The Economic Development community has been at the forefront of creating programs to help our nation’s military and veterans bring their valuable skills to the workforce. Chief Executive Group, in partnership with Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point, has a terrific opportunity for you to help support companies that have strong military and
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Created More Than 10,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Monday, June 18, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On June 15, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 10,200 new private-sector jobs in the past year, continuing to be among the top five Florida metro areas for private-sector job growth. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate remained a low 3.2 percent in May, down 0.6 percentage point from a year
Broward County adds 10,600 jobs year over year  
Monday, June 18, 2018
(Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.2 percent unemployment rate in May 2018. This rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.8 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 10,600 jobs (+1.3 percent) over the year, with an employment of 852,200 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
Gov. Scott Appoints Matthew Caldwell to Broward College District Board of Trustees
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Matthew Caldwell to the Broward College District Board of Trustees. Caldwell, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, is the president and chief executive officer of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club. He also serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club, and as a council
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