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Gov. Scott: More Than 88,000 New Businesses Opened in Florida Since Dec. 2010

Jul 26, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that 88,245 new businesses have opened in Florida since December 2010. Since Governor Scott took office, the number of private-sector employers in the Sunshine State has increased by more than 19 percent – helping lead Florida’s incredible economic turnaround.

Governor Scott said, “Today’s exciting news of more than 88,000 new businesses opening in Florida over the past seven years makes one thing very clear – our state’s economy is booming. When I took office, our economy was in freefall, taxes had skyrocketed and businesses across the state were forced to close their doors, causing unemployment to climb out of control. Less than eight years later, Florida is not only back on track, but we are serving as the success and turnaround story for the entire nation to follow.

“With more than 1.5 million new private-sector jobs and 88,000 new business, it is undeniable that our playbook of cutting taxes, eliminating burdensome regulations and building the country’s most business-friendly environment is working. I’m proud of our great businesses and we’ll never stop fighting to make sure Florida is the best place for families to succeed.”

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “We are excited that businesses are confident in our economy and choosing to make Florida their home. Our pro-business policies are supporting an environment where small, medium and large businesses can succeed and create opportunities for families across the state.”

DEO provides numerous resources to help Floridians start or grow their businesses. To learn more about small business programs, click HERE [floridajobs.org]. To learn about all of DEO’s business resources, click HERE [floridajobs.org].

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