Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Newsletter – November 4, 2011

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Governor Scott Announces Boeing Will

Add 550 Aerospace Jobs in Florida

This week I announced that Boeing will be adding 550 aerospace jobs on Florida’s Space Coast. They will manufacture and test its Crew Space Transportation-100 (CST-100) spacecraft and locate its Commercial Crew program headquarters at Kennedy Space Center. Boeing’s choice of Florida for its Commercial Crew program headquarters is evidence Florida has the world-class facilities and workforce expertise needed for aerospace companies to succeed. I commend Boeing for choosing Florida and look forward with working with them.

Also this week, I took part in my fourth “Let’s Get to Work” Day at Captain Anderson’s Restaurant and Waterfront Market in Panama City Beach. I chose Captain Anderson’s Restaurant for my fourth ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day to highlight Florida’s world-famous seafood and its important role in attracting tourism. Every 85 visitors support one Florida job, which means the more people who travel to Northwest Florida to experience the fresh gulf seafood; the more jobs will be created. In the first six months of 2011, Florida saw a 4.5 percent increase in the number of visitors (44.3 million visitors), compared to the same period last year.

Throughout the day Saturday I worked in the kitchen making soup, baking pies and cleaning their fresh catch. I also got to serve tables. The best part of the day was spending time with the great employees at Captain Anderson’s and hearing from them the problems that they face. I would like to thank everyone involved in another successful ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day, and I look forward to telling you next week about my workday at the Port of Miami.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept:

Ships Ahoy! Governor Scott ‘Gets to Work’ at Port of Miami

In Case You Missed It: Bullet train project nearly triples in cost — $98.5 billion — from earlier projections

Governor Rick Scott Announces 550 Aerospace Jobs Coming to Florida’s Space Coast

Governor Rick Scott Announces September 2011 Job Creation Numbers

2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda

Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address


First Lady Ann Scott is focused on bringing awareness to children available for adoption during National Adoption Month. Throughout November, this newsletter will feature amazing children in Florida who are currently waiting to be adopted.

Meet Jason. He likes to be outside, especially in the park. He also enjoys music of all types. He is one of Florida’s children with medical needs in foster care who often wait the longest to find a forever family. You can get to know Jason by watching his video.

If you have room in your heart and home for an amazing child, now is the time to act. Your family might want to consider adopting a child like Jason from foster care. Don’t worry about the expense. Adopting a Florida child from foster care costs little or nothing. The child receives free health benefits and college tuition, and your family is likely to be eligible for a monthly adoption subsidy and federal tax credit.

During National Adoption Month, Florida’s “30 Days of Amazing Children: Explore Adoption!” is introducing Jason and other amazing children who will tug at your heart. Please call 1-800-96-ADOPT (1-800-962-3678), visit, or follow @ExploreAdoption on Twitter to find out more.

Tell others about this wonderful opportunity to change a child’s life forever through adoption and pass this message along.


This week I welcomed Veteran leaders from across the State to the Capitol. This Veterans Honor Detail accompanied Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Director Mike Prendergast as they accepted Governor Scott’s Veterans Day 2011 Resolution. This ceremony took place during this week’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet. Both Governor Scott and I are Navy Veterans and we take great pride in honoring and thanking our fellow Veterans for our freedom on Veterans Day and every day.


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