February 15, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 28, 2021) – Today, Florida Secretary of Commerce Jamal Sowell, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), joined other state economic development leaders to express support for the essential economic development tools proposed in Governor Ron DeSantis’ Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget proposal to the Florida Legislature.
“Governor DeSantis has offered a clear-eyed spending plan that delivers for Florida. His budget reflects the same steady, thoughtful approach he has brought to the state’s reopening and economic recovery,” said Secretary Sowell. “This proposal sends a message that Florida is defying national trends and remains the best place for business.”
“From Day One, Governor DeSantis has led our efforts at Enterprise Florida to deliver broad-based prosperity,” said Holly Borgmann, vice-chairman of the EFI Board of Directors. “Governor DeSantis is a champion for economic growth and the importance of diversifying our economy. This budget proposal confirms it.”
Among key initiatives in the Governor’s proposal released today:
“The strength of Florida’s recovery is reflected in this proposal,” said Marc Hoenstine, chairman of the Florida Economic Development Council, composed of economic, workforce and community developers across the state. “Despite the headwinds of the pandemic, our governor is working to put Florida back in the hunt for game-changing economic development projects and, more Floridians in the driver’s seat of success.”
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, and small business growth through international trade and exporting programs. Governor Ron DeSantis serves as chairman of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors.