Wednesday, December 12, 2018
With his home base on the Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael earlier this month, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis continues to focus on that region’s recovery. 
The Central Florida Democrat, who is Asian-American, will be the first woman of color to lead that organization. 
Soto announced at the end of last week that the funds for Bridging the Information Development Gap (BRIDG), a non-profit private-public partnership. According to the congressman’s office, the funds will be used to “establish a Microelectronics Cybersecurity Center and to develop trusted microelectronic devices in a secure environment to support the Department of Defense.”
During his two terms in office, Scott has presided over an increase of more than 19 percent in the number of private sector jobs across the Sunshine State. 
A report finds that the average Florida taxpayer pays far less compared to most Americans. However, there is room for improvement.
Thanks in large part to Hurricane Irma but with citrus greening continuing to plague the Sunshine State, last year Florida produced 49.58 million boxes, a far cry from the record high 244 million boxes back in the 1997-1998 season.
Scott announced on Friday that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is sending another $3 million to help Floridians impacted by red tide, raising the total sent to that area to $9 million. 
Florida officials are warning that scammers are out in force during the holiday shopping season and are warning shoppers as they ready to hit the stores and go online. 
Taking part in a trade mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom spearheaded by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) announced on Wednesday that four Irish companies will be doing more business in the Sunshine State.
On Wednesday, after Gillum won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in an upset over former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) offered its take on what he will do to businesses across the Sunshine State.