For Immediate Release
Friday, April 23, 2021
Tallahassee, Fla.—The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs Brewster Bevis regarding the signing of a gaming compact between the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
“This is truly a historic day in Florida. Thanks to the leadership of Governor DeSantis, the new gaming compact signed today will create thousands of jobs for Floridians, boost tourism and the economy, and generate significant revenue for the state.
“On behalf of AIF and our members, I would like to congratulate Governor DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida on this monumental achievement, and commend Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls for their commitment to quickly implement the agreement and ratify the compact.
“With this new agreement, the Governor and Tribe are not only transforming the gaming industry in Florida, but also creating meaningful long-term positive impacts for our state.”
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.
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