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Rick Scott


Scott uses new weapon in jobs mission

June 19, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Monday morning hadn’t formally received a bill, negotiated during the final hours of a special legislative session, that will give him $85 million to…

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The Bluffs launches national marketing strategy

June 14, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo INWEEKLY Economic officials gathered Tuesday morning to announce: There are 1,758 shovel-ready acres at The Bluffs Northwest Florida Industrial Campus ready for manufacturing companies to develop. For four years, the Emerald Coast Utilities…


Panhandle leaders see opportunity in BP money

June 6, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the first check — for $300 million — on the way, Northwest Florida leaders know they must wisely invest the money across the region to ensure state…


Scott blasts busget as tourism numbers rise

May 15, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott continued Monday to criticize legislative budget-slashing of the state’s tourism marketing as he announced a record-setting quarter of visitors to Florida. Still, Scott hasn’t indicated…


Scott takes aim at Corcoran

March 28, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott on Monday upped his personal battle with House Speaker Richard Corcoran about the future of the state’s business-recruitment agency. Kim McDougal, Scott’s chief of staff,…


Scott keeps up pressure in Economic Development debate

February 14, 2017

From The News Service of Florida: After making three appearances Monday, Gov. Rick Scott continues trying to build public pressure against lawmakers who want to kill the state’s business-recruitment and tourism-marketing agencies. Scott held a roundtable…


Scott uses Twitter to scold Florida House

February 9, 2017

Governor Rick Scott continues to use Twitter to communication his displeasure….sound familiar? After the Florida House’s Careers & Competition Subcommittee passed a bill that would eliminate Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida and other state economic development development…


Scott, Corcoran incentives debate gets personal

February 7, 2017

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a House committee poised to approve a bill that would eliminate economic-development and tourism programs, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday personally criticized House Speaker Richard Corcoran, accusing…