Gov. Scott gives Business Ambassador Award to UF trustee

Published: April 11th, 2013

Category: Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott awarded a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award this week to AT&T Florida President Marshall Criser lll, also a University of Florida trustee.

The award comes on the heels of AT&T’s announcement that it will create nearly 350 new jobs in Florida.

“AT&T’s commitment to the creation of hundreds of jobs for families across the Sunshine State is further proof that our work to build a Florida that supports job growth is working,” Scott said. “By cutting taxes, paying down debt and keeping the cost of living low, we’ve created nearly 300,000 private sector jobs in two years, and we’ll continue working hard to provide even more job opportunities to families across the state.”

Gov. Scott and Florida’s legislative leaders have created a climate for investment, Criser said.

“The investment we’re making in our wireless and wired networks is essential to growing Florida’s economy and creating jobs,” he said. “In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety, and virtually every other economic section.”

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