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EFI Board of Directors confirms Jamal Sowell as President and CEO
Monday, January 7, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – on January 7, the Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors held a conference call and unanimously voted to approve Jamal Sowell as the new President and CEO of Enterprise Florida. Sowell will also serve as Florida’s Secretary of Commerce. Governor-Elect DeSantis said, “I am proud that Jamal Sowell has been
 Broward County adds 17,300 jobs year over year
Friday, December 28, 2018
Broward County’s job report indicated a 2.8 percent unemployment rate in November 2018. This rate was 0.8 percentage point lower than the region's year ago rate of 3.6 percent. Nonagricultural employment increased by 17,300 jobs (+2.0 percent) over the year, with an employment of 864,800 in the Ft. Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach MSA (Broward
Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Area Created 140,300 New Private-Sector Jobs Since Dec. 2010
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — On December 26, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale area added 17,800 new private-sector jobs in the past year, making the total number of new private-sector jobs created in the Fort Lauderdale area 140,300 since December 2010. Fort Lauderdale’s unemployment rate dropped to a low 2.8 percent in
EFI Executive Committee names Mike Grissom as Interim President and CEO
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- On December 5, The Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors held a conference call and unanimously approved Mike Grissom as Interim President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI). Joe York, Vice Chairman of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors said, “Enterprise Florida’s Executive
Homelessness Collaborative in Broward is Focused on Housing Individuals and Families from Former Encampment
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Homelessness Collaborative in Broward reached a major milestone Thursday when the last individuals and families remaining in the downtown Fort Lauderdale encampment voluntarily moved out along with their pets and belongings, the first step in their journey towards realization of A Home for the Holidays. 80 individuals left the encampment. All 41 tents
Celebrity Edge Arrives At New Port Everglades Terminal
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Cutting the ribbon are (from left): Dania Beach Mayor Tamara James, Celebrity Cruises’ President Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. Chairman and CEO Richard Fain, Broward County Commissioner Tim Ryan, Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy, Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, and
Broward County School Board Elects Heather P. Brinkworth as Chair and Donna P. Korn as Vice Chair
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, The School Board of Broward County, Florida, elected Heather P. Brinkworth (District 3) as Chair and Donna P. Korn (Countywide At-Large, Seat 8) as Vice Chair. The nominations and election took place during the School Board’s Annual Organizational Meeting, following a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected and re-elected
Gov. Scott: Florida Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop, Lowest Since January 2007
Friday, November 16, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On November 16, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses have created more than 1.64 million jobs since December 2010, including 21,200 private-sector jobs in October. Over the past year, 241,500 new private-sector jobs were created in Florida. Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for 78 of
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