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DEO's mission is to promote economic prosperity for all Floridians and businesses through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies. We aim to do this by providing services in a transparent, accountable and efficient manner.



Hertz announced that their headquarters would relocate from New Jersey to Estero, Florida, creating at least 700 jobs for Florida families.

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The DEO Division  of Community Development manages the state's land planning and community development responsibilities to ensure that new growth fosters economic development while protecting resources of state significance.


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​The State of Florida provides many valuable employment search resources to help you create a great resume, obtain career advice, and land a job.

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The State ​Florida is committed to increasing its global competitiveness as a destination for business, capital, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Labor Market

​Labor Market Statistics Center's mission is to produce, analyze, and deliver timely and reliable labor statistics to improve economic decision-making.

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The State of Florida promotes innovative planning and development strategies to support a diverse economy, vibrant communities, and ....

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Workforce Board

The State of Florida provides many valuable employment search resources to help you create a great resume, obtain career advice, and land a job.

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Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott said, "It is clear that businesses are growing and creating more jobs and opportunities for Floridians. We are moving Florida’s opportunity economy forward and the addition of more than 32,000 private sector jobs in just last month is great news for Florida families. Let’s keep working so that every Floridian who wants a job can get one, so let’s keep working."
Director Panuccio
Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director

“Job creation is the key to an opportunity economy and February was a very strong month on this score. We continue to have a lower unemployment rate than the nation. Our record job demand is a promise for the future for families that were devastated by the recession. We will continue to pursue policies that keep our economy growing.”

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