Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Enterprise Florida Inc. - page 2

Jeff Brandes bills keep Enterprise Florida, but with tight leash

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

State Sen. Jeff Brandes‘s new economic development proposal would continue operations of the embattled Enterprise Florida and state Department of Economic Opportunity, but on tight leashes. Senate Bills 1110 and 1112 spell out a new way of doing business for two of Florida’s major economic development programs that have been under fire for accountability, particularly through their spending and penchants for luring out-of-state business with incentives in cases that go awry. Brandes’s bills focus more on fostering small businesses and startups already…

Keep Reading

Florida’s economic development efforts are ‘underperforming’

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Florida’s state economic development efforts are “underperforming,” according to a new legislative report.   An undesirable label by any standard, critics and lawmakers already skeptical of providing taxpayer support for private businesses are likely to seize on the bureaucratic euphemism and underlying findings to bolster their anti-incentives position ahead of the March state legislative session. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, a nonpartisan legislative research office, conducted a comprehensive review of Enterprise Florida Inc. and the Department of…

Keep Reading

Go to Top