For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 19, 2021
Historic Gaming Compact Will Create Thousands of Jobs & Generate Billions in Economic Impacts
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 passage of SB 2-A, Implementation of the 2021 Gaming Compact Between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida, by the Florida Legislature.
“This historic compact will create thousands of new jobs and bring $2.5 billion in new revenue to the state in the first five years alone and over $6 billion in new revenues by 2030. This compact also ensures that gaming profits are reinvested right here in Florida. In addition, this compact keeps Florida family friendly by delivering the most revenue share with the least amount of gaming.
“On behalf of AIF and our members, I commend Governor Ron DeSantis for his leadership on this issue and Senate President Wilton Simpson and House Speaker Chris Sprowls for their decisive action in reconvening the legislature and prioritizing the ratification of this compact that will benefit our state.
“It is truly a great day in the state of Florida as our leaders continue to drive our economy forward with their bold, action-oriented leadership.”
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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