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Enterprise Florida gives raises, ditches bonuses

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Raises will be provided to 16 upper-level and mid-level employees of Enterprise Florida, as the state’s business-recruitment agency does away with a controversial bonus program. The Enterprise Florida Executive Committee voted unanimously during a conference call Friday to approve a recommendation — supported by Gov. Rick Scott — to replace the bonus program.

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Enterprise Florida could give employee pay raises

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Pay raises may be in store for some employees at the state’s business-recruitment agency as bonuses have been withheld this year.

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Pete Antonacci: Amazon proposals ‘incentive-bearing’ as possible

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Enterprise Florida CEO Pete Antonacci said Thursday that pursuit of a new east coast headquarters planned by Amazon is his organization’s top priority right now, as the state’s economic development corporation coordinates bids from at least four different Sunshine State cities and encourages them to emphasize tax giveaway incentives. Speaking to the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Future of Florida Forum in Orlando Thursday, Antonacci said packages including financial incentives are being pulled together in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and South Florida…

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Deadlines likely pushed back for ballot proposals

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Following the disruption of Hurricane Irma, a panel on Monday recommended that the Florida Constitution Revision Commission give residents more time to file proposed constitutional amendments.

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Pete Antonacci takes cues from Rick Scott, Enterprise Florida board

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Expect little change in direction of the state’s business-recruitment agency under its new management. Pete Antonacci, a former general counsel for Gov. Rick Scott who was appointed last month as president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, said Monday he intends to maintain the goals of the agency’s board, which is chaired by the governor.

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It’s official: Pete Antonacci hired as Enterprise Florida CEO

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Without surprise or intrigue, the full board of Enterprise Florida (EFI) on Monday hired lawyer and Gov. Rick Scott loyalist Pete Antonacci to be its next leader. The former lobbyist had been recommended as the new CEO by the jobs-recruiting agency’s executive committee during a conference call last week. Scott chairs the EFI board of directors as governor.

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Former top lawyer for Gov. Scott tapped to lead jobs agency

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Gov. Rick Scott‘s former top lawyer will soon be running the state’s jobs recruiting agency. Scott and members of the Enterprise Florida executive committee voted Wednesday to offer the post to Peter Antonacci. Antonacci used to be Scott’s general counsel but currently works as executive director of the South Florida Water Management District.

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