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Business Recruitment Chief Stepping Down

Enterprise Florida CEO Chris Hart is stepping down from the embattled agency. Hart claims to have a difference of opinion with Gov. Rick Scott over the agency's future.
Florida Trend
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Enterprise Florida CEO Chris Hart is stepping down from the embattled agency. Hart claims to have a difference of opinion with Gov. Rick Scott over the agency's future.

The war between House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Governor Rick Scott over corporate tax breaks appears to be claiming another casualty.

Enterprise Florida CEO Chris Hart is stepping down from the embattled agency. Hart claims to have a difference of opinion with Gov. Rick Scott over the agency's future.
Credit Florida Trend
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Enterprise Florida CEO Chris Hart is stepping down from the embattled agency. Hart claims to have a difference of opinion with Gov. Rick Scott over the agency's future.

Enterprise Florida CEO Chris Hart says he’s stepping down from the embattled agency a day before lawmakers gavel in the 2017 session.

Corcoran is vowing to terminate the agency he says dispenses corporate welfare. Scott wants 85 million dollars in incentives for Enterprise Florida and he’s calling Corcoran a career politician.

According to News Service of Florida, Hart is citing a difference of opinion with Scott over the future of the agency.

The head of Visit Florida, the state’s tourism marketing arm, was forced to step down after Corcoran blasted a secret contract with the rapper, Pit Bull.

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Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM. A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.