Tag: aerospace

Ryan RayJuly 24, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott took flak for visiting France during a Special Session in Tallahassee where lawmakers narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis by passing an eleventh-hour budget.   According to a news release on Friday, though, the trip was not in vain: Florida aerospace and aviation industries collected about $150 million in sales during 2015 Paris Air Show. […]

James CallMarch 25, 2015

“There’s a lot of synergy among Pensacola, Tampa, Jacksonville and the Space Coast (Brevard County) (on this),” Sen. Thad Altman said. “It’s why we call it Space Day: We don’t call it Brevard day.” Altman was driving to the state Capitol from the Space Coast on Monday while discussing the aerospace industry and the importance […]

Ryan RayMarch 1, 2015

Session starts on Tuesday, which means three things for Monday: the drink, drop and dash fundraising frenzy before the 60-day curtain falls; last minute roommate arrangements; and the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) pre-Session welcome back reception for legislators, staff and politicos, drawing easily 2,000 attendees each year. Tallahassee reaches full capacity during March and April, bringing […]

Ryan RayJanuary 15, 2015

Pro-business group Associated Industries of Florida will focus more of its lobbying muscle on the aerospace industry in 2015, according to an announcement issued Wednesday. The announcement came shortly after AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney was elected to serve on the Cocoa Beach-based Space Foundation’s board of directors. AIF hopes to marshal increasing state […]


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