Gov. Rick Scott Tours Barn Light Electric
By Matt O'Hern // September 5, 2014
OWNERS CREDIT MANUFACTURING TAX RELIEF
ABOVE VIDEO: Barn Light Electric Company co-owner Bryan Scott credits Gov. Rick Scott (no relation) for reducing taxes on manufacturers. Barn Light Electric has doubled its workforce since Scott took office in 2010.
TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — Titusville-based Barn Light Electric company offered a tour of its facility to Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
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Following the governor’s tour of Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Scott spoke with the owners and workers at Barn Light Electric, which has emerged as one of Brevard County’s most successful businesses during the past four years.
During the past four years, the company has doubled in size, and the company’s founder’s credited Gov. Scott’s tax reductions on manufacturing as an integral factor toward their overall success.
Gov. Scott, Titusville Mayor Jim Tully and Florida CFO Jeff Atwater congratulated the company on their remarkable growth in the face of economic adversity following the closure of the shuttle program.
Four years ago, Florida was going through some tough times. Charlie Crist ran the state into the ground and ran up spending and debt when we could least afford it,” Gov. Scott said.
“He called his tax hikes ‘the right thing to do.’ Charlie Crist and Barack Obama think that government creates jobs and money grows on trees because they’re both career politicians who have never run a business or created a single job. We threw out Charlie Crist’s Obama playbook and cut taxes 40 times, cut spending, and paid down our debt for the first time in decades. And now we’re going to continue Florida’s turnaround with a $1 billion tax cut commitment to Florida’s families over the next two years.”
Gov. Scott’s “Let’s Keep Working” Tax Cut plan includes the following proposals for his second term:
- A constitutional amendment that will prevent families’ property taxes from increasing year after year if the value of their homes remains the same or goes down
- $200 million in tax holidays for Florida families
- Eliminating more of Charlie Crist’s tax and fee increases, including a $120 million fee on automobile purchases
- Cutting the communications service sales tax – a tax on everyone who uses a cell phone – by more than $120 million per year
- Permanently eliminating Florida’s manufacturing sales tax
- Continuing the phase-out of the business income tax to make Florida the best state to start a business and create jobs