First Coast Manufacturers Association Endorses Florida Governor Rick Scott's Re-Election

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - July 31, 2014 - PRLog -- The Board of Directors of the First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) in Jacksonville, Florida, has endorsed Rick Scott for Governor of Florida.

         At a news conference, FCMA President and Florida State Representative Lake Ray made the announcement on behalf of the association, stating that Governor Scott has proven over the last four years that he is dedicated to making a friendlier environment for companies to grow, creating new jobs and recruiting new businesses to the state.

Specifically, the manufacturers appreciate Governor Scott’s leadership in removing sales taxes on equipment and machinery for replacement, repair, upgrading or expanding Florida production. This measure helps to put Florida on an equal footing with other Southeastern states when it comes to competing for companies to expand or relocate to the state.

“The governor’s actions over the past four years have shown that he is truly concerned about Florida’s economy and the well being of all of our citizens,” Ray said. “He deserves another four years to keep the positive economic momentum continuing.”

After the news conference, the governor visited the FCMA offices and spoke to the organization’s members who were holding a 25th year anniversary open house.

The First Coast Manufacturers Association is a non-profit trade association serving Northeast Florida. There are over 1,500 manufacturing companies on the First Coast, supplying over 30,000 jobs and generating nearly 15% of the total gross regional product. Additional media information on FCMA is available at


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