Ron DeSantis Looks to Bring New York Companies to Florida

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) President and CEO Jamal Sowell hit New York to showcase the Sunshine State’s business climate.

DeSantis weighed in on his efforts in the Empire State on Friday.

“This week, I met with aviation and financial services industry leaders in New York to discuss Florida’s abundant economic advantages and why our state should be top of mind for future business growth and expansion,” said DeSantis. “I want job creators in high-tax states like New York to know that Florida is the best destination for investment and development thanks to our pro-business tax climate, top-rated public university system and talented workforce.”

“Governor DeSantis is committed to growing Florida’s aviation and financial services sectors,” said Sowell. “We will continue to welcome all businesses to Florida and create more opportunities for Floridians to succeed.”

DeSantis and Sowell met with representatives from BNY Mellon, FIDUS Partners, Soroban Capital Partners and TrustCo Bank.

“Governor DeSantis has prioritized reducing regulations for companies in the financial services and financial technology (FinTech) industries. In September, he announced several initiatives that encourage companies in these industries to start, relocate and expand in Florida by creating a regulatory environment that provides opportunities for growth without being impeded by high taxes and burdensome regulations,” the governor’s office noted.

DeSantis and Sowell also met with JetBlue and noted that airline operations continue to expand across the Sunshine State, including Spirit Airlines which announced last week that it was investing $250 million to build a new corporate headquarter in Dania Beach, creating 225 new jobs in the area.


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