The governor of Florida, Rick Scott, announced today that he will allocate a game of 1.2 billion dollars from the 2018-2019 budget to attract companies and visitors and thus continue the “incredible economic growth of the state.”
Scott’s recommendations also include an 85 million dollar investment proposal through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to “improve infrastructure and workforce.”
“The business environment in Florida has become an example for the rest of the nation because of our investments in economic development, tax cuts for families, the creation of jobs and the reduction of regulations,” he said. a statement the governor.
A growth and improvement that has made the state’s private sector the fastest growing in the nation, with the creation of 1.3 million jobs since December 2010.
Of the 1.2 billion dollars, a total of one hundred million will go to the Visit Florida office, the state tourism promotion agency.
Tourism has a key impact on the state’s economy, which recorded a record last year of 112 million visitors.
As for the $ 85 million allocated for public infrastructure and job creation, these funds will serve to promote “projects that provide a strong and measurable return on investment.”
These improvements in infrastructure and professional training “will help Florida compete with other states to create jobs and support economic development in the state,” the statement said.