Rick Scott Expected to Make "Major Jobs Announcement" at Universal Orlando
Gov. Rick Scott is in Orlando on Friday making what his office is calling a "major jobs" announcement.
What that announcement is remains a mystery wrapped in a serpenty grin.
What is certain is that the governor is going to be unveiling the new tourism-traffic figures, which are expected to be big.
Although the last time Scott promised a major announcement, it turned out it was not that big at all.
According to a news release, Scott will be announcing that Florida set a record in 2013 for tourism.
The figures say that about 72.6 million people visited the Sunshine State in the first nine months alone last year, which would be a record.
People love coming to Florida, according to these numbers. If only tourists could vote for governor!
As for the jobs announcement, it may have something to do with Universal Studios Orlando.
Scott will be making his announcement from the resort, which has recently partnered with Loews Hotels and is in the process of hiring more than 600 people for its new Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
Another big thing the theme park has been working on is the highly anticipated Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Dragon Alley.
That is expected to open this summer and should bring in even more jobs.
So while the big jobs announcement remains a mystery, it could very well be that Scott is going to talk about the theme park's expansion and creation of jobs and then take total credit for it.
Or... this could be the day Rick Scott finally admits he really is, in fact, LORD VOLDEMORT!
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