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Gov. Scott Highlights Job Growth at NuJak Companies in Lakeland

Aug 22, 2017
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LAKELAND, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job growth at NuJak Companies, a full-service construction and project management company in Lakeland. The company currently employs more than 20 Floridians throughout seven locations and plans to add more than 15 new jobs over the next two years.

Governor Scott said, “It was great to visit NuJak Companies today to highlight their continued success and job growth. Florida’s small businesses like NuJak Companies are an integral part of our thriving economy, and we have fought to support them by cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations. Last week, I announced that we doubled our promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years by creating 1.4 million jobs since December 2010, and we will keep fighting to continue this incredible economic growth. With the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to invest in infrastructure and workforce training, our state will continue to add opportunities for families across Florida.”

NuJak Companies President and CEO Frank Kendrick said, “We are very excited to have Governor Rick Scott visiting our office today to recognize NuJak for its contributions to job creation and economic development.  Governor Scott is a major advocate behind the power small businesses have in stimulating jobs and economic growth, and we are one of the companies that has benefited from his pro-business approach. Since Governor Scott took office in 2011, NuJak Companies has experienced approximately 700% growth.”

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said, “Florida continues to lead the nation in job growth thanks to innovative businesses, such as NuJak, and Governor Scott’s unwavering leadership to support economic growth in the Sunshine State. I applaud Frank Kendrick not only for creating jobs for Floridians, but also for being a great corporate citizen who gives back to our communities.”

Founded in Lakeland in 1992, NuJak Companies is one of the leading full-service construction companies in the state of Florida, specializing in providing pre-construction, construction management, and design-build services to a variety of clients. Recently, NuJak Companies ranked in the top ten on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 Fast 50 List of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Tampa Bay area for the second year in a row.

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