Many Leon County businesses say they’d hire more local people if those prospective employees had the right skills. Now a new kind of workforce development program is getting underway to make more people ready for those jobs.
The Florida House wants to eliminate Enterprise Florida, an agency responsible for recruiting businesses to the state. But some worry the House’s crusade against one agency could hamper broader economic efforts.
A philosophical debate is taking shape in the Florida Capitol about what role the government should play in the economy. How lawmakers come down on economic development programs could have real consequences for Governor Rick Scott’s top priorities.