White House: 1635 Jobs Created in Florida by Stimulus, Only 98 Created or Saved in Miami-Dade, So Far

So how many jobs for his citizens did Charlie Crist get for hugging Preisdent Obama? Well, so far, just 1635.  Which doesn't go far in erasing the 11% unemployment in the state, but only represents a tiny poriton of stimulus funds. 

The new jobs reported Thursday come from a small slice of a sliver of the $787 billion stimulus program: the roughly $16 billion worth of stimulus contracts that were awarded directly by federal agencies, of which about $2.2 billion has been spent so far.

That $2.2 billion created 30,383 nationwide. The Times criticizes the programing for missing the opportunity to create jobs in states hit harder by unemployment, but Florida does relatively well, more than most states who's Govs didn't embrace Obama. Only three other states have had more jobs created so far.

The jobs were created by companies receiving federal stimulus contracts, and a map on Recovery.org reveals that only 98 jobs were created or saved so far in Miami-Dade county. All of which came from a $267,480 contract awarded to Lincoln Enterprises International Inc. 

Gem Technology International Corp was awarded over $3m. Cirtus Health Netowrk, Inc. received a $804,734 contract. The City of Miami got over $13.6m, and Aspira Association Inc. received $151,213.  Mactec Engineering and Consulting Inc. received $47730. So far, according to Recovery.org, none of those organizations have created or saved any jobs. 

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Kyle Munzenrieder