Economic Development

Senate Still Skeptical About Scott Corporate Cash DemandsState senators still aren't buying Gov. Rick Scott's argument that Florida's business recruitment agency is running short of the cash needed to close corporate relocation deals.
Lawmakers Strike Deal On Economic DevelopmentNegotiators from the House and Senate slashed almost $60 million in economic development spending Saturday as the Legislature drew closer to an elusive final deal on a state budget for the year that begins July 1.
New Runway Opens At Ft. Lauderdale's AirportThe new South Runway at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is officially open.
Miami Tower Among House Economic Development InitiativesSkyrise Miami, a proposed 1,000-foot-high waterfront glass and steel tower intended to offer an observation deck, a nightclub and a bungee jump-like platform, would receive $10 million from the state as part of the House's $11.49 billion transportation and economic-development budget plan released Tuesday.
Scott Announces More Than $2 Million In Grants Spread among projects in Florida, Governor Rick Scott said the state will hand out more than $2 million in grants to aid military installations.
Nearly 7,000 Jobs In Miami-Dade Disappear In FebruaryGovernor Rick Scott hopes the release of the state’s unemployment numbers Friday will bring more improvement after the jobs numbers spiked in January.
Florida Debuts New Economic Development BrandCan a catchy new slogan attract more businesses to Florida? We'll soon find out.
Gingrich Barnstorming Florida Ahead Of PrimaryBuoyed by rising poll numbers and his impressive South Carolina showing, Newt Gingrich continued his push towards winning the Sunshine State during several Tuesday events.
Scott Signs Bill Creating Fla. Commerce AgencyGov. Rick Scott has signed a bill creating a new state agency to promote Florida business and economic development.
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