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  • 6 December 2013

    Governor Rick Scott today toured the site of the start-up of PortMiami’s dredging project that is deepening the Port’s channel to minus 50/52 feet. The “Deep Dredge” project is expected to create an estimated 30,000 new jobs for Florida families and enable PortMiami to be the only U.S. Atlantic port south of Virginia that will […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott will serve as the keynote speaker at the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla., hosted by the Canaveral Port Authority. He will discuss the importance of investing in ports and port-related infrastructure during a luncheon presentation at the AAPA convention. Gov. Scott is […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott announced yesterday that he will propose more than $1.7 billion to protect Florida’s environment as part of his 2018-2019 recommended budget. This $1.7 billion funding for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is a more than $220 million increase over the current year. Governor Scott said: “People from across the […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott visited JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal last week to discuss his plans for investing further in state transportation and seaport projects during the coming year. Scott recently proposed a $10.8 billion transportation budget, including $176 million for Florida ports. The governor was joined by JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor, members of the International […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott will use his executive authority to allocate nearly $15.8 million in state funds for emergency beach restoration projects in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia and Brevard Counties. Funding will be used to immediately address critically eroded beaches where there is an imminent threat […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Florida Governor Rick Scott, DEP Secretary Jon Steverson, FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley, and staff from the Northwest Florida Water Management District yesterday celebrated progress on the Williford Spring Restoration Project. Governor Scott toured Williford Spring and its surrounding recreational area, the site of the District’s $1.66 million restoration project to improve water quality and […]

  • 3 June 2014

    Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a major overhaul of the Port’s 60-year-old charter, which resulted from a nine-month community review and input process and received bi-partisan legislative support. It is the first complete review and analysis of charter revisions in the Port’s history. “The Charter revisions set the stage for the Port’s governance […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Governor Rick Scott was joined by state and local officials today to highlight the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) project at JAXPORT’s Dames Point Marine Terminal, which will allow ships and freight trains to transfer cargo containers efficiently, giving JAXPORT faster access to Southeast markets. According to JAXPORT, the project is expected to create over […]

  • 23 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a $130 million investment to continue work on restoring the Everglades and South Florida’s ecosystem as part of the “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget.” Governor Scott said: “This $130 million investment from the ‘It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget’ will fund critical projects that will improve water quality for […]

  • 15 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor yesterday at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The governor announced his plans for a historic $8.8 billion Department of Transportation budget in the coming year. The budget request will include nearly $139 million for […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of nearly $35 million for strategic port projects across Florida that will be recommended to the Legislature for the upcoming legislative session. The additional investments will be included in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Work Program. Governor Scott made the announcement at the American Association of Port Authority’s […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott sent the below letter to Brigadier General Donald E. Jackson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division regarding the Lake Okeechobee Herbert Hoover Dike System and the lack of federal investment for regional restoration projects. Governor Scott stated: “I am writing regarding the Corps of Engineers’ inaction that led […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott signed into law HB 7065, which provides $32 million, annually, in state funding for the Governor’s $880 million long-term Everglades restoration plan. The $32 million is an historic step forward in restoring America’s Everglades by improving water quality and water flow. The Governor signed the bill as part of a ceremony at […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Port Manatee applauds Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature for providing more than $278 million in funds to develop and enhance Florida’s 15 seaports as outlined in the 2013-2014 Florida Families First Budget. Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras released the following statement: “In August, Governor Scott attended Port Manatee’s Berth 12 and Groundbreaking […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Ports Council released the following statement regarding Governor Rick Scott’s signing the 2013-2014 Florida Families First Budget, which includes a historic $278 million to “continue our state’s commitment to develop and enhance our 15 seaports.” “Governor Scott’s budget invests in critical infrastructure that will benefit our state for years to come. On behalf […]

  • 1 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott issued a statement on President Obama’s visit to PortMiami: “We’re glad Florida provided the President with a tremendous backdrop to highlight our state’s continued job growth – especially with today’s news that we dropped to 7.7 percent unemployment and have created more than 290,000 private-sector jobs in the past two years. In […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The day before President Obama’s arrival at PortMiami, Governor Rick Scott held a conference call with Florida Ports Council Chairman and Director of PortMiami Bill Johnson to discuss the state’s incredible investment in Florida ports and question whether the President’s port visit will come with a reimbursement to state taxpayers for paying the federal cost […]

  • 27 March 2013

    The Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners Chairman, George E. Mastics, and the Port’s Executive Director, Manuel Almira, were honored by Governor Rick Scott during the Governor’s visit to the Port of Palm Beach, Thursday, March 21, 2013. “For your commitment to making sure Florida is a global hub of business, I would […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott visited the Port of Palm Beach where he highlighted $26 million of state and local investments in the port development program. The $20.4 million state investment was matched with $6.3 million locally to add freight capacity. Governor Scott also highlighted the relationship between Florida’s manufacturing industry and Florida’s Port System. Florida […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    In his State of the State address, Governor Rick Scott emphasized the need for strategic infrastructure investments to grow Florida’s economy, highlighting his budget recommendation of $288 million in seaport improvements, including more than $35 million for Port Everglades in the state’s 2013/14 budget. “Governor Scott clearly recognizes the need to invest in Florida’s future […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott emphasized the need for strategic infrastructure investments to grow Florida’s economy this morning in his annual State of the State address, aligning his message with his budget recommendation of $288 million in seaport improvements this year. JAXPORT Interim CEO Roy Schleicher praised the governor’s recognition of the ports’ importance to the state: […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Bill Johnson, chairman of the Florida Ports Council and the director of PortMiami, was recognized by Governor Rick Scott at yesterday’s State of the State address during his remarks about the importance of Florida’s ports to economic development. The governor commended Johnson for building jobs at PortMiami. Bill Johnson said, “Governor Scott’s longstanding commitment to […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Jan. 14, 2013 Governor Rick Scott announced a commitment of $38 million in state and local funding to complete Phase II of the TraPac Container Terminal project at JAXPORT. The investment enables JAXPORT to jump-start the final phase of fixing the navigational problems in the St. Johns River at Mile Point from its previously […]

  • 14 January 2013

    At a 2 p.m. event, Gov. Rick Scott will formally announce $38 million to wrap up the next phase of Mile Point project, reports jacksonville.com. It is estimated that this program should create 3,500 jobs. Regarding this plan, Gov. Scott stated: “We don’t know how many years it’s going to take … we need the […]

  • 28 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Governor Rick Scott held a press conference call with Florida port leaders to discuss the importance of Florida’s ports during the ongoing negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) regarding their contract, which is set to expire Saturday, December 29th. Governor Scott said, “We are together on this […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll visited Port Everglades recently to see the progress on the South Florida seaport’s three critical expansion projects that are projected to create 7,000 new jobs regionally and support more than 135,000 jobs statewide over the next 15 years. During the visit, which included a tour and overview from the top […]