Tag: Economic incentives

Staff ReportsMarch 20, 2017

Keep an eye on your mailboxes, Florida: Americans for Prosperity-Florida is out with a new mailer. The statewide organization launched a direct mail campaign Monday in districts of state lawmakers who supported a proposal (HB 7005) Enterprise Florida and other economic incentive programs. The mailer, according to the organization, is meant to “educate citizens in […]

Drew WilsonFebruary 21, 2017

Lake Worth Sen. Jeff Clemens and Lantana Rep. Lori Berman filed bills that would allow Florida cities to create incentive programs to attract sustainable energy jobs. HB 887 and SB 1090 would expand a pilot program to create “Energy Economic Zones” in cities, a designation for areas that encourage renewable energy generation, manufacture products that […]

Jim RosicaDecember 27, 2016

Enterprise Florida (EFI) would have to hire outside auditors “to verify compliance” of businesses getting incentive money under legislation filed Tuesday. New state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, a Miami-Dade Democrat, filed the bill (SB 216) on the state’s public-private economic development organization. The legislation, which does not yet have a House companion, would require the organization to then […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 29, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott will once again ask the Florida Legislature to set aside millions to help lure companies to the Sunshine State. But the proposal could face significant pushback in the Florida House, which has staunchly opposed cash incentives in recent years. On Thursday, Scott announced he planned to include $85 million in his 2016-17 […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 15, 2016

Beach Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard on Jacksonville’s Southside have seen better days. Their infrastructure — and their buildings — would be eligible for Social Security if they were people. Meanwhile, the neighborhoods nearby likewise suffer. Parental Home Road. Hogan Road. Grove Park. The northern stretch of Touchton. Windy Hill. These neighborhoods fall into a netherworld. They clearly […]


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