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PGE's Principals Presented with Governor's Business Ambassador Award

PGE Presented Governor Business Ambassador AwardGovernor Rick Scott made an appearance at Power Grid Engineering (PGE), an electrical engineering firm based out of Winter Springs Fla this past Friday in an effort to bring more attention to the private sector job growth that has seen a considerable spike with in the past year. Governor Scott also awarded the owners of Power Grid, Michael Wright, Andre Uribe, Glenn Durie and Dale Oliver, with the Governor's Business Ambassador Award for their contributions to Florida’s growth as they added 16 employees since the start of the first quarter and intend to hire an additional 23 by the end of the year.

After the governor spoke, Michael Wright president and CEO of PGE took the podium to express his appreciation, stating “we were honored to host Governor Scott today and are proud our company is among those in Florida that are growing and expanding. We look forward to continued growth and appreciate the Governor’s policies that support business.”

The Governor praised PGE “For its continued growth and expansion here in Florida” during his speech, he went on to explain Florida has added more than 563,000 private sector jobs since 2010. The governor also outlined future objectives, expressing, “our goal is to create an opportunity economy in Florida where businesses can create jobs that will last for generations to come” before closing with a final praise “thanks to companies like Power Grid Engineering, we are making this goal (of job creation) a reality.”

In attendance was also Winter Springs Mayor Charles Lacey, Seminole County Commissioner John Horan, Rick Weddle President of EDC Orlando among other notable community leaders.