Dane Eagle made his way back to Southwest Florida to tout the economic success of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ economic policies. “We have added jobs 27 consecutive months to the state of Florida,” said Eagle, Secretary of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
As a former state lawmaker representing Cape Coral, the address at the SWFL Inc. State of the Region served as a bit of a victory lap. He discussed economic policy successes, system improvements at DEO and the policy changes dating back to his time in the Legislature. He also sat down with Florida Politics to discuss topics further.
How does Southwest Florida compare in terms of job recovery to the rest of the state?
Dane Eagle: For Southwest Florida, job creation over the last 10 years is up almost 30%, which is incredible. That’s twice the rate of the state as a whole. So Southwest Florida’s recovery improved dramatically compared to other areas when it comes to not…