Governor Rick Scott visited Monin Industries recently to speak about his proposed $1 Billion tax cut designed to attract new businesses to Florida, diversify our economy for the future, add jobs and beat Texas in job growth. He noted that Florida has added 941,000 private sector jobs in four year and nine months. He noted a key plank is to make the sales tax exemption on capital equipment purchases permanent. Monin said they invest about $3 million annual in equipment upgrades and have added jobs year after year. This is a savings of over $200,000 that can go into job creation.
Shown here with Governor Scott are (l-r) Mike Brewster, Monin Industries; Becky Jo Burton, BAMA; Mike Shaluly, Mastercut Tools; Governor Scott; Jerry Custin, Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce; Dru Wilson, USI; and Rick Concotelli, Lockheed Martin.
Trib reporter Steven Girardi covered the event and published this article including comments from Chamber BME Director Jerry Custin.