Tallahassee, FL – Today the Florida State Legislature voted to pass the Enterprise Florida gut job bill (PCB CCS 17-01). The bill will eliminate a number of major corporate welfare programs, including Enterprise Florida’s public-private partnership that hands out taxpayer funds to a few, large benefiting companies at the expense of many hardworking Floridians.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Florida Spokesman Diego Echeverri issued the following statement:
“Many veterans are entrepreneurs and small business owners – they are key drivers of our state economy, not powerful special interests. We commend the state legislature for voting to eliminate cronyism and putting the people of Florida first. Floridian veterans will benefit from a competitive and free market that will in turn promote economic progress across the Sunshine State.”
After 20 years of operation, Enterprise Florida has negotiated over 1,600 contracts worth more than $1.7 billion, creating only half the number of jobs it originally promised to provide.
Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and prosperity we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.