NORTH VENICE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by representatives of three Florida-based businesses — Tervis, PGT Innovations, and Anna Maria Oyster Bar — to highlight the recent success of Florida’s job market and support Florida-based companies. Florida’s economy gained 84,500 jobs in the month of September, including nearly 73,000 private-sector jobs. September also marked 17 months of private-sector job growth, increasing by 5.6% year over year. Florida has only experienced this magnitude of monthly private sector job growth on four occasions in the past 30 years.


“Business is booming in Florida, and today I was proud to highlight the continued growth of Florida’s economy alongside three Florida-based businesses,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Florida has reached a level of job growth only seen on four occasions in the past 30 years, despite concerning federal actions causing economic uncertainty. We are outpacing the nation because Florida is investing in real infrastructure, investing in workforce development, and standing up for businesses. We will continue to work hard to keep Florida open, free, and built for opportunity.”


“Governor DeSantis has created a business environment that has enabled us to hire 115 people since June that has helped minimize the broader impact that the pandemic created, and Tervis is very fortunate to be in a state with a healthy economy,” said Rogan Donelly, President and CEO, Tervis. “Tervis has experienced a lot of success over our history of operating here in the state of Florida, however, we never could have prepared for what happened during the pandemic. [Under] the leadership of Governor DeSantis, Tervis was able to keep our headquarters open in order to manufacture our products, our employees were able to safely stay at work and provide for their families, and service was able to continue our 75 year legacy of success during a time when other companies in other states were struggling. Tervis is a classic American leisure brand, and we look forward to another successful seventy-five years here in the State of Florida.”