Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Job Creation in Naples
In 2016, the state of Florida ranked third in the U.S. for job growth and second for the total increase in jobs; a trend that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down as new jobs crop up within Collier County. Recently, Governor Rick Scott visited Naples to acknowledge the significant job growth cropping up in one of the richest counties in America.
One of the most recent swells in economic opportunities came with the expansion of Best Home Service’s headquarters. A family-owned business known for their plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services, the local company has provided a significant amount of job opportunities to Florida residents of various cultural backgrounds.
On Monday, January 20th, Governor Rick Scott visited Best Home Services in honor of their growth and to recognize their contribution to the expanding job market. The governor presented co-owners Chadd and Keegan Hodges with the Business Ambassador Award.
The company’s latest expansion will add 80 new administrative and technician jobs in 2017. This is in addition to the 75 jobs it had created over the last two years. The company’s growth has directly contributed to the economic expansion of Naples and the surrounding Southwest Florida region, especially since they expanded their services into Sarasota, Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Englewood, Estero, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Naples, North port, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, and Venice.
“I would like every company in Florida to have the same sort of job growth rate,” said Governor Scott.
Best Home Services attributes much of their success to the rich pool of job candidates that has helped them create such an ethical, influential and thriving business. When speaking with Naples Daily News, Keegan Hodges, co-owner of Best Home Services stated, “Everybody is just driven in our culture, so it creates a culture of growth.”
You can watch a live video of Governor Rick Scott’s presentation filmed by Bonita Springs based marketing company iPartnerMedia by clicking here.
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Source: Naples Daily News
Source: South Florida Business Journal
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