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For Immediate Release:
May 14, 2013

Media Contact:
Andria Muniz-Amador

Governor Scott Kicks off Building up Florida Manufacturing Victory Tour at PortMiami


(MIAMI, May 13, 2013) – On Tuesday, May 14th Governor Rick Scott will visit PortMiami as part of the Building Up Manufacturing Victory Tour, which celebrates the legislation just passed by the State of Florida Legislature eliminating sales tax on manufacturing equipment.

"We support Governor Scott's initiative on the elimination of sales tax on manufacturing equipment," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. "Strengthening the manufacturing industry in Miami-Dade County is vital to increasing international trade."

Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioner's Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa added, "We are grateful to Governor Scott for championing this legislation which will help increase manufacturing in our state and create much needed jobs."

"Florida's seaports support more than 680,000 jobs. PortMiami contributes approximately $28 billion annually to the South Florida economy and helps provide direct and indirect employment for more than 207,000," said Bill Johnson, PortMiami Director.

Please join Florida Governor Rick Scott and officials from Miami-Dade County in a press conference about building up Florida's manufacturing victory.

Who: Governor Rick Scott

What:Governor Scott's Building up Florida Manufacturing Victory Tour at PortMiami

When: May 14, 2013, 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.

Where:PortMiami Terminal J, 1120 Caribbean Way


Editor's Note: Instructions:
Please park in the parking garage located across the street from Terminal J. Proceed to the check-in table located in the terminal. Once you are cleared, bus shuttles will transport you to the event site. Please bring a government-issued ID.


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