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Business Leaders Across the State Applaud Governor Scott’s Commitment to Cutting Taxes

 

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott hosted a campaign roundtable Tuesday with Pensacola business leaders in one of the recently announced low tax Opportunity Zones, which are areas that have been designated by the governor in order to encourage long-term investment and job creation in Florida communities, specifically in areas that would benefit from targeted economic growth. Over the past week, the Governor has hosted multiple roundtables with Florida business leaders to discuss his commitment to cutting taxes, the more than 400 recommended Opportunity Zones across the state, and why it is time to put people in Washington who will continue to fight for these priorities on behalf of Florida’s families and job creators.

 

Here is what business and community leaders across the state are saying about the Governor’s continued commitment to cutting taxes:

 

Lauren Moore Cutter, Chief Operating Officer of Pete Moore Chevrolet in Pensacola, said, “The low tax Opportunity Zones will be a great opportunity to attract businesses to our area and help create more jobs. This is exactly why we need leaders like Governor Scott in Washington who will continue to fight for these important tax cuts and economic development programs.”

 

Ashley Tripp, Vice President and Owner of Tripp Electric Motors Inc. in Belle Glade, said, “As a small business owner in Belle Glade, Governor Scott recognizes the need to encourage economic growth through his tax cutting efforts. Governor Scott hears the small business voices, even in the rural, remote areas of Florida. He understands the value of cutting taxes so businesses can add more skilled labor jobs, stregthening the Florida economy. I know Governor Scott will take this fight to Washington DC and I look forward to having a champion for Florida’s jobs creators.”

 

Don Herndon, Co-Owner of Classic Wood Flooring in Melbourne said, “As a small business owner, I have witnessed firsthand how Governor Scott’s leadership of cutting taxes has turned around our economy. I support Governor Scott running on a national level to really bring this success for job creation to our nation.” 

 

Don Bates, Owner of Allen Sports Center in Seminole, said, “As a small business owner, I have seen firsthand how Governor Scott’s efforts to cut taxes have helped not only my own company, but also the entire community we are proud to call our home. Governor Scott has always made it about helping business’ and people succeed in Florida, and has made a commitment to take this fight to Washington. I look forward to having a champion for Florida job creators in D.C.”

 

Linda Cox, Chief Executive Officer of Cox Fire Protection in Tampa, said, “In only seven and a half years, Governor Scott led the charge to cut taxes nearly 100 times. By electing Governor Scott, we can show Washington what it means to get to work and make sure tax cuts continue to benefit Florida families and job creators.”

 

John Burgess, President of Marine Concepts in Sarasota, said, “Thanks to Governor Scott’s continuous work to cut taxes in our state, Florida businesses have been able to invest more money in growing their companies and creating jobs. Floridians deserve to be represented in Washington by a Senator that fights for our taxpayers and Governor Scott has a clear history of results.”

 

Amy Pope-Wells, Owner of Link Staffing and Tire Diva in Jacksonville, said, “As a small business owner, I have seen firsthand how Governor Scott’s efforts to cut taxes have helped not only my companies, but also the entire community in Northeast Florida and throughout our state. Governor Scott has made a commitment to take this fight to Washington and I look forward to having a champion for small business owners like myself sitting in the United States Senate.”

 

Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, said, “The recently announced Opportunity Zones show why we need more leaders in D.C. who will fight for tax cuts that benefit our families and communities. Thanks to Governor Scott’s continuous work to cut taxes in our state, Florida businesses have been able to invest more money in growing their companies and creating jobs. Floridians deserve to be represented in Washington by a Senator that fights for our taxpayers and Governor Scott has a clear history of results.”

 

Town of Medley Mayor Roberto Martell said, “Through Governor Scott’s dedication to economic growth and ongoing support to tax cuts, many of our local businesses have experienced the success of his efforts. Governor Rick Scott’s unsurpassed leadership is the driving force needed to propel not only our town, but our state and country to a better tomorrow.”

 

Sam Newbie, of the Jacksonville City Council, said, “Thanks to Governor Scott’s continuous work to cut taxes in our state, businesses in Jacksonville and all over Florida have been able to invest more money into creating jobs.  Floridians deserve to be represented in Washington by a Senator that fights for hard-working taxpayers of, and Governor Scott has a clear history of results.”

 

Brian Hamman, Lee County Commissioner, said, “The recently announced Opportunity Zones show why we need more leaders in D.C. who will fight for tax cuts that benefit our families and communities. Governor Scott has been setting the example in Florida for the past seven and a half years, and it’s time to take that leadership to Washington.”

 

Bill Bathurst, Delray Beach City Commissioner, said, “It is great that D.C. is recognizing the benefits of cutting taxes and that Florida communities will soon see even more positive tax cut impacts with these newly announced Opportunity Zones. These economic zones line up well with what we are trying to accomplish here in Delray Beach. The designated area is an economic development priority for our commission. Governor Scott has been a champion of tax cuts since he was first elected Governor, and he will continue to do so as Senator.”