Jan 16, 2012
by David Chapman, Staff Writer
Gov. Rick Scott will continue to streamline government and reduce bureaucracy and taxes during the legislative session and his second year in office, said Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll.
“Now Florida is ranked as the third business friendly state in the nation,” Carroll said. “We’re not going to rest until we are No. 1.”
Carroll was the keynote speaker at NAIOP of Northeast Florida’s meeting Friday, where almost 150 members and guests heard the former local legislator discuss economic growth, commercial spaceports, the Embraer deal and more.
“This legislative session we’re not going to rest on our laurels,” she said. “We’re going to move forward to even further reduce taxation on businesses and homeowners.”
Carroll is chairwoman of Space Florida and discussed the potential of commercial spaceports in terms of both business and education opportunities. GPS, cell- phones, scratch-proof eyewear lenses, medical equipment and national security were all examples Carroll presented as everyday benefits of the space program and its technology.