(TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 10, 2013) – PortMiami released the following statement today from Director Bill Johnson on the passage of House Bill 391 out of committee today. The legislation eliminates the manufacturing machinery and equipment sales tax.
"Manufacturing business is significant to economic growth in the State of Florida. With our proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America, Florida’s ports can serve as a logistics hub to move manufactured goods quickly to some of the largest markets in the world. I am grateful for the leadership of the Legislature and Governor Scott for championing this legislation, which will help increase manufacturing and create jobs in Florida."