TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A legislative study shows Florida's 59 enterprise zones are attracting relatively few new businesses and jobs to economically distressed areas.
The report Friday from the Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability suggests lawmakers should consider making changes in the program so it'll be effective or scrap it. That would save taxpayers about $18 million a year.
The state has spent $187 million for business incentives in the enterprise zones over the past five years, mostly in Miami-Dade County.
That included $29 million in jobs tax credits for about 8,000 new jobs.