With this week being “National Small Business Week,” Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) looked to showcase how small businesses impact the Sunshine State.
DeSantis weighed in on the topic on Tuesday.
“Florida’s small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy,” said DeSantis. “I am proud to recognize the importance they play in our communities and I am committed to enhancing an environment that supports entrepreneurs’ creative energy. Florida will continue to support small businesses by reducing government costs and interference whenever possible.”
“National Small Business Week provides an opportunity to recognize the creative, energetic and dedicated entrepreneurs throughout our state,” said Ken Lawson, DEO’s executive director. “Small businesses play such a large role in our economy, not only by providing jobs, but in their support of their local schools and communities.”
As of June, Florida had more than 440,000 small businesses across the state which create one of three new jobs.