In a letter dated November 20, 2017, Governor Rick Scott recognized Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira for his hard work, leadership, and support of the state of Florida. The Governor noted the critical role that transportation infrastructure and ports play in continuing Florida's booming economy and record tourism. Governor Scott worked with the Legislature to establish the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, promoting public infrastructure and job training to help ensure more businesses choose to grown and invest in Florida. Since 2011, Florida's port investments have resulted in an economic value of more than $117 billion and have expanded Florida's role as a global hub for trade and an economic gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. The Governor went on to thank Almira for helping ensure every family has an opportunity to succeed in the Sunshine State.
To read the letter from Governor Rick Scott to Executive Director Manuel Almira in its entirety, click the link below.