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Jacksonville Daily Record
Hospitality, construction lead area job growththan Florida�s statewide rate, which fell from a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percen
Hospitality, construction lead area job growth
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted yesterday
than Florida�s statewide rate, which fell from a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in March to 4.8 percent in April, the Department of Economic Opportunity said. Duval County�s unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 4.5 percent... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County's unemployment rate third-lowest in state in Aprila percentage point from 5.5 percent a year ago. Local county rates are not seas
St. Johns County's unemployment rate third-lowest in state in April
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 3 days ago
a percentage point from 5.5 percent a year ago. Local county rates are not seasonally adjusted. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, there were 472,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9.8 million in April. The... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Scott questions Sanford Burnham moveUF for months. "We only got one day's warning ahead of the media reports," sai
Scott questions Sanford Burnham move
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
UF for months. "We only got one day's warning ahead of the media reports," said Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state agency overseeing the Sanford Burnham project. In addition to the tax-money... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Scott: Goal now is to keep Sanford Burnham heredetail on what appears to be an exit plan. Traveling with Scott on Friday was
Gov. Scott: Goal now is to keep Sanford Burnham here
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
detail on what appears to be an exit plan. Traveling with Scott on Friday was Cissy Proctor, executive director of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. She said the state was totally surprised by Sanford Burnham’s announcement. “We only got... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida coastal cities eye rising seaswas presented to city commissioners last month. Next in line is deeper research
Florida coastal cities eye rising seas
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
was presented to city commissioners last month. Next in line is deeper research paid for by a $60,000 grant from the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Last week, nearly 200 protesters marched across the city's iconic Bridge of Lions,... Read more
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The St. Augustine Record
Changes coming to Nocatee; developers point to new 'realities' since 2001 approval7 meeting. Commissioners, via consent agenda approval, also authorized county
Changes coming to Nocatee; developers point to new 'realities' since 2001 approval
The St. Augustine Record / Posted 6 days ago
7 meeting. Commissioners, via consent agenda approval, also authorized county staff to submit a grant application to the Department of Economic Opportunity for a Technical Assistance Grant to update the St. Johns County Affordable Housing Study.... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Research facility leaving Central Floirda sources tell Channel 9of almost $300 million in tax incentives including $137 million from the state
Research facility leaving Central Floirda sources tell Channel 9
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
of almost $300 million in tax incentives including $137 million from the state of Florida. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Sanford Burnham has created 234 new jobs out of its commitment for 303 jobs. Sanford... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Major changes on horizon for Medical City cornerstone, sources tell Channel 9of almost $300 million in tax incentives including $137 million from the State
Major changes on horizon for Medical City cornerstone, sources tell Channel 9
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
of almost $300 million in tax incentives including $137 million from the State of Florida. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Sanford Burnham has created 234 new jobs out of its commitment for 303 jobs. Sanford... Read more
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examiner.com
Tourism Pro to Head Visit Floridafrom under the the organizational umbrella of Enterprise Florida, another publi
Tourism Pro to Head Visit Florida
examiner.com / Posted 8 days ago
from under the the organizational umbrella of Enterprise Florida, another public-private economic development group, to the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state jobs agency. Talbert will continue in his position as President and CEO of the... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Donald Trump uses Rick Scott’s playbook in bid for the White Househas refused to confirm his nominees for agency heads, including the Secretary o
Donald Trump uses Rick Scott’s playbook in bid for the White House
Naples Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
has refused to confirm his nominees for agency heads, including the Secretary of the Department of Health this year and the Department of Economic Opportunity last year. Pafford, like Trump and Scott, rages against the machine. The difference, he... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Economic development chief to exit with $132KCredit Initiative, along with Visit Florida, the Florida Sports Foundation and
Economic development chief to exit with $132K
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
Credit Initiative, along with Visit Florida, the Florida Sports Foundation and Minority Business Support, under the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132KCredit Initiative, along with Visit Florida, the Florida Sports Foundation and
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132K
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 13 days ago
Credit Initiative, along with Visit Florida, the Florida Sports Foundation and Minority Business Support, under the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132KCredit Initiative, along with Visit Florida, the Florida Sports Foundation and
Fla. economic development chief to exit with $132K
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 13 days ago
Credit Initiative, along with Visit Florida, the Florida Sports Foundation and Minority Business Support, under the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Wilkins, a former executive with the consulting firm Accenture who also served as... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Major Visit Florida shift proposedwould be moved from under the auspices of Enterprise Florida, another public-pr
Major Visit Florida shift proposed
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
would be moved from under the auspices of Enterprise Florida, another public-private economic development group, to the Department of Economic Opportunity, the state jobs agency. The move, which requires legislative approval, would be part of... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Florida Agency that Recruits Jobs May Soon be Slashing Themto companies. Wilkins also recommended that Visit Florida, the state's tourism
Florida Agency that Recruits Jobs May Soon be Slashing Them
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 13 days ago
to companies. Wilkins also recommended that Visit Florida, the state's tourism development agency, be placed under the Department of Economic Opportunity. Enterprise Florida is a public-private agency that gets most of its funding from... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Stadium funding plan that includes EverBank Field moves to HouseTALLAHASSEE | The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity determined that th
Stadium funding plan that includes EverBank Field moves to House
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 days ago
TALLAHASSEE | The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money. Now the focus of the game shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for backers of the... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
DEO to Host Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work DayBy: WCTV Eyewitness NewsApril 26, 2016 TALLAHASSEE – On Thursday, April 28, th
DEO to Host Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 28 days ago
By: WCTV Eyewitness NewsApril 26, 2016 TALLAHASSEE – On Thursday, April 28, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will host the 2016 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day event on the 22nd Floor of the Florida Capitol. To kick off the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Sheraton Dania to lay off 112 employees as it closes for renovationemployees on May 4 and May 11 and also a job fair on May 17 to help them find n
Sheraton Dania to lay off 112 employees as it closes for renovation
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 1 months ago
employees on May 4 and May 11 and also a job fair on May 17 to help them find new employment, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said. The Broward County jobs assistance agency, one of 24 CareerSource locations... Read more

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