As Governor of the Sunshine State, it is my pleasure to welcome the Seventh Annual U.S. Cricket Open to Lauderhill.
The people of Florida are proud to be your host, and we look forward to showcasing the hospitality that makes the Sunshine State the world’s travel destination of choice. Last year, Florida welcomed more than 98 million visitors, making it the fourth consecutive record year for tourism.
As you enjoy our numerous attractions, scenic beauty, and friendly businesses, I invite you to also learn more about what we are doing to make Florida first for businesses and job creation. We are working every day to cut taxes and eliminate burdensome regulations so that Florida families have more opportunities today and for the next generation. Because we are creating an environment where our private-sector can succeed, our growing economy is making it possible for us to invest in areas important to Florida families, including making sure all Floridians have an opportunity for a great job, providing Florida children with access to a great education, and ensuring the safety of our communities.
You have my best wishes for a memorable and successful tournament, and I hope each of you will visit Florida often.