October 21, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Economic development efforts in FY2014-15 will create more than 33,000 total jobs and $2.74 billion in capital investment
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Ponte Vedra. During the meeting Governor Rick Scott, who serves as Chairman of the Board, discussed Florida’s economy and the future of Enterprise Florida. Additionally, the Governor presented five business ambassador awards, and the Board received updates on EFI’s fiscal year 2014-15 performance, the state’s competitiveness and the plan to increase EFI’s marketing efforts.
Bill Johnson, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida said, “I’d like to thank the Governor, our Board, local partners and staff for making our board meeting this week a success. At the meeting, I talked about how critical it is to fund Florida’s incentive toolkit. I look forward to working with the Board and partners to ensure that the incentive toolkit is fully funded to keep Florida competitive.”
Florida continues to be a premier destination for companies that seek to expand, locate or relocate as a result of the state’s pro-business policies. Florida is enjoying an economic recovery and some of EFI’s fiscal year 2014-15 results are as follows:
During the meeting, the following new at-large Board members were approved for a one year term:
EFI’s Board of Directors is comprised of appointed members and a diverse group of investors representing some of the nation’s most notable corporations. In addition, each member of the Florida Cabinet holds a position on the Board.
The next EFI Board meeting will be held October 22 in Orlando. The meetings are open to the public, with provision for public comment, and are televised live by the Florida Channel. In addition, the Board of Directors section of EFI’s newsroom includes agendas, committee meeting materials, fact sheets and other resources.