As I travel the state, families tell me over and over that they care about three things: getting a great job, a quality education, and keeping the cost of living low- and with the help of our dedicated public servants, that’s what we have focused on.
Our state and our public servants have a lot to be proud of. We’re outpacing the nation in job creation, we have some of the best teachers and schools in the country, and our quality of life is the best in the nation. Florida’s unemployment rate has dropped to 6.0 percent and we have created 679,000 private sector jobs since December 2010.
I believe Florida is the best state for business in the country – which is why companies like Embraer, Navy Federal, GE, and Mitsubishi have decided to move and expand in Florida, and create more jobs and opportunities for Florida families. The steps we have taken over the last four years have worked, and it would not have been possible without the support of Florida’s public servants.
Even though we have made great progress, there is still more work to do. Florida is on a mission – and that mission is to keep growing, and to become the very best place in the world to raise a family, to get a good paying job, to make a career, and build a great life. Let’s keep working.