Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Newsletter – July 15, 2011

Governor Scott gives away his shovel used to break ground at the Eller Drive Overpass Project.
GOVERNOR SCOTT HELPS BREAK GROUND ON ELLER DRIVE OVERPASS PROJECTThis week, I helped break ground on a road construction project that will help make Florida the trade capital of the Southeast United States.

The Eller Drive Overpass Project at the entrance to Port Everglades in Broward County will help move traffic to and from the port and improve the local economyas well as improve Florida’s position as an international trade hub. This project is critical to the movement of cargo and goods from Port Everglades to the rest of Florida.

The improvement of Florida’s ports is essential to our state’s economic future. One of Florida’s biggest economic drivers is international trade and investment. With projects like the Eller Drive Overpass, I am confident that Florida will be able to reap the economic benefits of the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2014.

We are working to ensure that Florida’s ports will be able to handle this future growth and the increase of international trade that will come along with it. I invite you to click the links below to learn more about what we are doing to make Florida the best place in the world to start, grow or move a business.

Promises Made, Promises Kept:Governor Scott Helps Break Ground on Eller Drive Overpass Project

Watch Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address

Governor Rick Scott’s Military Service Honored by Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association

jpegExplore Adoption

First Lady Ann Scott recently spent an afternoon at the Governor’s Mansion with a group of children who are available for adoption from Florida’s foster care system. They talked about summer reading and visiting their local library. The First Lady shared copies of some her favorite books. A couple of the children participated in a professional photo shoot on the Mansion grounds. Their photos will appear in the Heart Gallery of Florida, an exhibit that brings the faces and voices of waiting children into the hearts and homes of Florida families.

To learn more about adopting teens, siblings groups and children with special needs from foster care, the First Lady encourages you to visit or call



NASA Selects Florida!

This week, all eyes were on the International Space Station and the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked there. NASA also announced that the Space Florida-backed Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected to operate and manage the International Space Station National Laboratory (ISS-NL). Of national significance, the Florida-led nonprofit will receive $15 million annually under a cooperative agreement with the space agency.

“CASIS is a perfect fit with the state’s strategy to support the space, science and technology industries through strategic collaboration and partnerships,” said Lt. Governor Carroll, chair of Space Florida’s Board of Directors. “By making the space environment more widely accessible to industrial and academic research, the ISS National Lab will help strengthen and diversify the U.S. economy and inspire the next generation.”



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