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Florida Chamber's 2020 Jobs Agenda
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Job creators are gathering in Tallahassee this week with optimism that Florida can keep the momentum going, create 200,000 new jobs this year, and strengthen Florida’s economy even more through actions by the Florida Legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis. Additionally, job creators have released the Florida Chamber’s 2020 Jobs Agenda, commonly
Spirit breaks ground on $250 million headquarters near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Thursday, January 9, 2020
MIRAMAR, Fla. - Spirit Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: SAVE), America's fastest-growing airline, today held a groundbreaking ceremony with Spirit Team Members, local and state officials, and business leaders to celebrate the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla. Spirit is investing up to $250 million for the creation of a corporate
Broward County adds 11,200 jobs year over year
Thursday, January 2, 2020
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Broward County’s job report indicated a 2.6 percent unemployment rate in November 2019. This rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.1 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 11,200 jobs (+1.3 percent) over the year, with an employment of 879,500 in the Ft.
Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Fort Lauderdale Area Created More Than 11,000 New Jobs Over the Year
Friday, December 20, 2019
News Releases, by Staff Tallahassee, Fla. — On December 20, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 11,400 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area’s unemployment rate was 2.6 percent in November, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the
Enterprise Florida Highlights Accomplishments Under Governor DeSantis During First Year in Office
Thursday, December 19, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) released the following summary of accomplishments under Governor Ron DeSantis during his first year as Governor of the state of Florida: “Florida should be proud of the economic growth we have experienced over the last year,” said Governor DeSantis. “As Chairman of Enterprise
Port Everglades Tops World Record by 79 Passengers
Monday, December 16, 2019
BROWARD COUNTY FL-- It’s official! Port Everglades beat its own world record on December 1, 2019, with 79 more passengers than its previous record set in 2016. Once all the manifests were tallied, a total of 55,964 passengers sailed in and out of Port Everglades in a single day, topping the previous record of 55,885 set in March 2016. “We knew
Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Jumps 18 Spots on Talent Attraction Scorecard; Ranks 16th in Nation for Large Counties
Friday, November 22, 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., November 22, 2019 – Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County is ranked 16th in the nation in talent attraction out of all large counties with a population of 100,000 or more on the fourth annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, released last week by economic research company Emsi. The report states, “With a tight labor market
Broward County Commission Elects Dale V.C. Holness as Mayor
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Broward County, FL – The Broward County Commission unanimously voted for Vice Mayor Dale V.C. Holness (District 9) to serve as Mayor today at its reorganization meeting. Holness has served for the past year as Vice Mayor. The Broward County Charter stipulates that Commissioners, elected from single member districts, vote annually in November for the
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