By Marcia Heroux Pounds, July 17, 2015
The cost of attracting jobs to our region is rising. Broward and Palm Beach counties have awarded millions of taxpayer dollars for company relocations or expansions in recent months, including two major deals completed in just the past two weeks.
By Don Bauder, July 8, 2015
In October of 2003, governor Jeb Bush of Florida revealed a $500 million spending plan (later expanded to almost $600 million) to bring San Diego–based Scripps Research Institute to Palm Beach County as a launching pad for a statewide biotech hub that would generate 50,000 jobs in 15 years.
Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to take advantage of a fiscal controversy in Connecticut but he is probably wasting his time. Last week Scott flew to Hartford as part of his campaign to lure companies to the Sunshine State. This job poaching is nothing new.
By Andrew Perez and David Sirota June 19, 2015
Florida was buying wetlands. Seeking to conserve its fragile coastline, the state sought to set aside acreage in perpetuity, ensuring it would never be developed. But as then-Gov. Jeb Bush assessed a proposal to buy a choice parcel -- a 26,000-acre piece of swampland near Jacksonville -- he worried that the price was far higher than the land’s true worth.
By Chris Kirkham, Tiffany Hsu April 14, 2015
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest out-of-state politician on a job-stealing tour of California, bashing the state's taxes and business regulation.