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March 5, 2019

Enterprise Florida Statement in Support of Governor DeSantis 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 5, 2019) – Today, Jamal Sowell, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. and Florida’s Secretary of Commerce, issued the following statement in support of Governor Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address.

“I recently joined Governor DeSantis to meet with several financial industry leaders in New York to highlight Florida’s strong business-friendly climate. Since Governor DeSantis took office he has made it a priority to keep taxes low, reduce burdensome regulations, and strengthen Florida’s education system. These are all critical factors for companies looking to locate, relocate to, or expand in Florida.

“Under the Governor’s leadership, Enterprise Florida will continue to market the state as the premier destination for business and create opportunities for existing Florida businesses to grow their global markets through trade.”


Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention; small business growth through international trade and exporting programs; promotion of sporting events; promotion and protection of Florida’s military bases; and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.