TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has quietly fired Enterprise Florida president John Adams, saying he wants a new leader to help promote his job-creation and economic development agenda.
In response to a public records request, Scott's office Friday released a letter dated Wednesday informing the Orlando-based public-private partnership of his decision.
Its president serves at the governor's pleasure. Enterprise Florida assumed responsibility for the state economic development when the Department of Commerce was dissolved in 1996.
The new Republican governor announced plans to revive that agency at an Enterprise Florida board meeting Thursday.
The letter referred to Adams, first appointed by former Gov. Jeb Bush, only as "the current appointee."