The state’s economic development agency is under fire, again. This time, a recent report highlighted lavish spending by its staff, which prompted a watchdog group to ask the governor to launch an investigation.
A mortgage software firm that has received millions in state incentive dollars has announced it will lay off 744 workers in Florida by April.
A new national report criticizes the use of public-private partnerships for economic development in several states, including Florida.
When the state of Florida handed over incentive funds of $3 million to airline AirTran in 2008 for a new systems-operations center, the deal included a caveat: a public announcement of AirTran’s featly to Florida.
An FCIR analysis of state data shows that 25 companies awarded millions in Florida economic incentives receive millions more in state contractor payments.
Ashley Lopez: Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill into law today that would create some transparency in the state’s controversial economic incentives program.