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Bob Swindell Named Seafarersí House Business Leader of the Year
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Seafarers’ House is pleased to announce that Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, has been selected as 2017 South Florida Business Leader of the Year. Swindell will be honored at the 22nd Annual South Florida Business Leaders’ Luncheon hosted by Holland America Line to benefit Seafarers’ House. The
 
Gov. Scott: Florida Job Growth Rate Continues to Outpace the Nation
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida is tied with Georgia for the fastest private-sector job growth rate of the 10 most populous states in the nation over the last year. Also, compared to all states, Florida had the third-fastest annual private-sector job growth rate in the nation, behind Nevada and Utah. For 63
 
Broward County sees positive over the year growth in Professional and Business Services
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Broward County’s job report indicated a 4.0 percent unemployment rate in June 2017. This rate was 0.8 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.8 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 35,100 jobs (+4.3 percent) over the year, with an employment of 844,600 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
EFI Board of Directors Select Pete Antonacci as CEO
Monday, July 24, 2017
Tallahassee – Today, the Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Peter Antonacci as the new President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. Antonacci will also serve as Florida’s Secretary of Commerce. He will begin his new role with EFI on August 2. Governor Scott said, “I am proud that the entire
 
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Added Nearly 33,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, July 21, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 32,900 new private-sector jobs in the last year, the third-highest number of jobs among all metro areas. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate was 4 percent in June, dropping 0.8 percentage point from one year ago. Statewide, Florida businesses created
 
Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Lowest in a Decade
Friday, July 21, 2017
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On July 21, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent in June, the lowest rate since June 2007. Florida businesses created nearly 18,000 private-sector jobs in June, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to 1,397,400. Florida’s annual private-sector job
 
Gov. Scott: $85 Million Florida Job Growth Fund Will Invest in New Jobs and Competitive Communities
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) are accepting economic development project proposals for the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. Economic development projects that enhance community infrastructure or develop workforce training programs are
 
Broward County sees very positive over the year growth of+31,100 jobs
Monday, June 19, 2017
(Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward County’s job report indicated a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in May 2017. This rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 4.3 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 31,100 jobs (+3.8 percent) over the year, with an employment of 850,300 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano
 
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