Enterprise Florida Board To Vote On CEO’s Bonus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The board of the public-private organization charged with luring businesses to Florida is set to vote on whether to award a $70,000 bonus to its top official.

The board of Enterprise Florida will consider Thursday whether to award the bonus to president and CEO Gray Swoope. The board includes Gov. Rick Scott and will also consider more than $630,000 in bonuses for other agency employees.

Swoope receives a base pay of $230,000 annually. The bonus comes from private contributions, but some groups are questioning whether the bonuses should be handed out.

One key complaint: Enterprise Florida is supposed to be partnership between private and public money, but taxpayers actually pick up more than three-quarters of the cost of running it.

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