Florida's beautiful beaches, world -class fishing and golf, and countless cultural events and attractions helped attract a record 105 million tourists in 2015. Our state is home to the most large freshwater springs in America and the nation's best state parks, as well as the world famous Everglades.
It's exciting that the Sunshine State welcomed the most visitors in Florida history during the first six months of 2016, putting us on track for a sixth consecutive record year. We look forward to welcoming even more visitors to the Sunshine State to enjoy our record breaking success.
Florida is sending a clear message around the world that our state is the best place for businesses and families to succeed. Florida's economy is growing and we are on the path to becoming a national leader in job growth. As a result, Florida families and companies prosper, jobs are created, and state tax revenues increase, creating the opportunity to invest in areas important to Florida families - like education, the environment, and keeping Florida communities safe and healthy.
In Florida, the health and safety of our visitors is a top priority. We are at a 45year crime low and proud to be a safe state for our 20 million residents and millions of tourists. I invite you to explore all of the opportunities that make Florida the best place in the world to raise a family, get a good paying job, and build a great life.