A military helicopter flying in the sky in Florida
April 1, 2019

Governor Ron DeSantis Meets with the Florida Defense Support Task Force

Tallahassee, Fla. (March 28, 2019) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis joined the Florida Defense Support Task Force and spoke at their monthly meeting in Tallahassee.

“It was great to speak with the Florida Defense Support Task Force this morning to discuss ways we can continue to lead within the military industry,” said Governor DeSantis. “By keeping our bases strong, recruiting private businesses and remaining the most military-friendly state in the nation for our active service members and veterans, we can ensure Florida remains in front of this important industry.”

The Florida Defense Support Task Force was created in 2011 with the mission to make recommendations to preserve and protect military installations, support the state’s position in research and development related to military missions and contracting, and improve the state’s military-friendly environment for service members, military families, veterans and businesses that bring military and defense-related jobs to the state.

The defense industry provides an annual economic impact of $84.9 billion and accounts for more than 801,000 jobs in Florida.