Friday, November 15, 2019
Florida’s economy continues to remain strong as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday that the state unemployment rate remained 3.2 percent in October while the private-sector job growth rate in the Sunshine State continued to outpace the national average.
When they brought out the bill, Spano pointed to the large number of veterans in Central Florida including more than 100,000 of them in Hillsborough County.
On Thursday, the Florida delegation held a meeting to focus on tourism which remains the biggest industry in the Sunshine State. The two chairmen of the delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--set up the meeting...
“The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) and chosen by the governor to help meet workforce or infrastructure needs in the community to which they are awarded,” the governor’s office noted. 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is behind a new proposal to have the White House create a  Global Economic Security Strategy.
AAA released a study on Monday showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.40 at the start of the week, down four cents from the week before. 
At the end of last week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez announced that she will lead a delegation of an export sales mission to Bogotá, Colombia.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., is pushing Congress to extend the solar investment tax credit (ITC).
This week, with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, as the main cosponsor, Rubio brought out the “Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act” to ensure the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will not send federal retirement savings to China.
From his seat on the U.S. House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced that the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is getting $20 million for port infrastructure improvements which could create up to 15,000 new jobs.