The conservative victories just keep coming for Florida’s Governor and expected GOP Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis.
He is proving that conservatism isn’t just popular, it works.
And Ron DeSantis was grinning from ear to ear when he saw this report about Florida’s economy.
It’s no surprise to conservative activists that conservative economic policies actually work.
The DeSantis blueprint for victory
But it is always nice when the facts prove the case.
And nowhere is this truer than in the Sunshine State under the decidedly conservative DeSantis administration.
And DeSantis, a presumed 2024 Presidential candidate, will be able to tout Florida’s economic successes during his tenure as Governor.
Since taking office in 2019, DeSantis gained national attention in part for his handling of the pandemic, and his winning fights against Disney, union bosses, and other leftist organizations.
He is also responsible for the state’s rapid economic growth.
Under DeSantis, Florida’s continued low cost of housing and favorable tax environment have caused many families and companies to relocate to the Sunshine State.
Data released from the Population Census Bureau showed that Florida is growing quicker than any other state in the nation.
Its population grew nearly 2% from 2021 to 2022 alone.
That number grows to 3.3% when you go back from April 2020 to July of last year, as Florida drew more than 700,000 new residents.
As the rest of the nation slips into recession Florida is booming
DeSantis talked about Florida’s economic successes in his State of the State address shortly after his overwhelming reelection victory.
Many political experts believe that speech was a preview of what is sure to be his Presidential campaign message.
“We rank No. 1 in the nation for new business formations. We are No. 1 in economic growth among large states. Florida has more people employed today than before the pandemic. Our unemployment rate is one of the lowest on record, and it is significantly lower than the national average,” DeSantis said.
“And we do that with having the lowest per capita state tax and lowest per capita state debt burdens amongst all large states,” he continued.
And this is not just political posturing.
Businesses have been relocating to Florida at a fast pace since the start of the COVID pandemic.
Business is booming
Billionaire hedge fund boss Ken Griffin, noting Florida’s better corporate environment, announced last year that he was moving his massive firm Citadel from Chicago to Florida.
Popular fitness company Barry’s recently relocated its main offices from California to Florida.
And Barry’s wasn’t the only one to leave California for the much better managed Florida.
SH Hotels & Resorts also moved its corporate headquarters from the Golden State to Miami.
Just as impressively, overall business creation is booming in Florida.
Out of the 5.8 million new business applications filed across the country from January 2021 to January 2022, more than 12% were in Florida.
And because of this, and the DeSantis economic blueprint, Florida’s unemployment rate is also an amazingly low 2.6%.
This is well below the national average of 3.4%.
Should DeSantis decide to make a run at the White House, voters across the country will be able to see that he is more than just the guy who took on Disney.
He also took on, and beat, the recession.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.