Tag: business incentives

Jim RosicaDecember 7, 2015

The vice chair of Enterprise Florida wants to make sure his organization’s affairs are in order as it fights for Gov. Rick Scott‘s proposed $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund to revamp the state’s business incentives. High on his list is looking at how much the state’s public-private economic development organization pays its top officials. Alan Becker, also co-founder of South Florida’s Becker […]

Jim RosicaNovember 19, 2015

The selling of Gov. Rick Scott‘s $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund, aimed at revamping the state’s business incentives, continued in earnest Thursday, with promises it would allow for “cleaner deals.” The No. 2 official of Enterprise Florida, the state public-private economic development organization, presented the proposed overhaul to the House Economic Affairs Committee, saying it was […]

Drew WilsonOctober 23, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that Florida’s private-sector job growth rate led all large states last month and used the news to ask the Legislature for $250 million in business incentive funding. “Florida continues to lead other large states, including our No. 1 competitor, Texas, in job growth because our pro-business, low-tax policies are out-competing other locations […]

Jim RosicaOctober 22, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday called on lawmakers to overhaul the state’s business incentive programs, saying businesses and jobs won’t come to Florida unless they act. Scott’s announcement came after Bill Johnson, his economic development czar, took multiple shellackings from lawmakers on funding requests. State senators in particular have taken Johnson to task for asking for more money than they […]


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