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In collaboration with our partners, DEO assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities.





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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Labor Market Statistics produces, analyzes and delivers timely and reliable labor statistics to improve economic decision-making and assist with job creation and reemployment.

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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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Job Seekers and Community Services

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

Business Growth and Partnerships

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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Community Planning
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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

"Today’s announcement of more jobs being created in Florida – 23,000 in August – is great news for Florida families. As we continue to invest in the state’s workforce, infrastructure, and a business-friendly environment, we are sure to see even more jobs created by the private-sector so that every Floridian who wants a job can get one, and every American who is looking for a brighter future knows that they can find one in the Sunshine State.”

Economic Report August 2014
Director Panuccio
Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director

"The creation of 23,000 private-sector jobs in Florida last month is another strong chapter in Florida’s economic turnaround story. With measurable growth last month in the manufacturing and business and professional services industries, we can see that our efforts to foster the creation of high-skill, high-wage jobs are paying off for Florida families."

Florida’s Economic Turnaround Story

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