On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Bill Johnson, will be transitioning out of the organization that he has led since the beginning of the Governor’s second term. The details of his departure are being finalized to allow Mr. Johnson to fulfill existing EFI commitments.
“Bill has traveled the globe to let businesses know that Florida is the top destination in the world for jobs. He played a key role in our mission to make Florida first for families and he has vigorously fought to bring new opportunities to the Sunshine State so we can grow our economy for future generations.” said Scott “Bill has been laser-focused on helping us beat Texas to become the number one state for job creation in the nation and we are deeply grateful for his service to our state.”
Enterprise Florida is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
“It has been an honor to serve in this role and work alongside Governor Scott to bring more jobs to Florida. Our economy is growing with more and more businesses selecting Florida over our competitors.” said Johnson “I am pleased that during my tenure at Enterprise Florida, the state achieved a critical milestone in creating more than one million jobs during the Governor’s administration.”