Former Governor Visits Saint Leo to Speak on the Economy

February 14, 2013

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush opened Saint Leo University’s Fourth International Business Conference Wednesday evening, February 13, with a keynote address in the Marion Bowman Activities Center at University Campus.

The former governor, a Republican, described in detail the three areas where he would prescribe major policy reform--or even policy transformation--to stimulate sustainable economic growth. Energy policy, immigration policy, and education policy are in need of substantive changes, he said. The Tampa Bay Times covered the speech in detail. More press accounts are anticipated from other media.

The former governor’s speech drew partly from his experience as the state’s chief executive, from 1999 to 2007.

The International Business Conference continued Thursday morning with presentations scheduled both in the Student Community Center and in the School of Business building. Some sessions are geared to academic audiences and business researchers, while others draw on the experience of professionals and executives in the business world. The conference proceedings last through Friday.