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CFO Jimmy Patronis Gives Remarks at Cheney Brothers Grand Opening in Port St. Lucie

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Gives Remarks at Cheney Brothers Grand Opening in Port St. Lucie 

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis gave remarks at the grand opening of the new Cheney Brothers location in Port St. Lucie. Cheney Brothers is one of the fastest growing food distribution companies in the United States. The new facility in Port St. Lucie has created 260 new jobs.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “As your CFO, I’m proud to say that Florida’s economy is stronger than it’s ever, while reaching record levels of job creation and budget reserves. Businesses are looking to grow in Florida because of our low taxes, great infrastructure, educated workforce, and amazing quality of life. As a former restaurant owner myself, I know how important it is to support businesses and job creators in our state. This new distribution center has already created 260 jobs for Port St. Lucie residents, and they are expecting to create over 500 jobs by next year. This is great news for the local economy. Congratulations to the entire team at Cheney Brothers on opening this beautiful new location in Port St. Lucie, and I look forward to attending many more grand openings in Florida in the years to come.”


About CFO Jimmy Patronis
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).