What did Tuesday's State of the State Address have in common with a Pitbull concert?
Gov. Rick Scott, momentarily channeling Mr. 305, gave shout-outs to several prominent Miamians in attendance.
The mentions included Goya Foods of Florida President Frank Unanue.
Unanue, who welcomed Scott to a recent “work day” at Goya Foods in Miami, said he was honored that the governor invited him to attend the Legislature's opening ceremonies -- and mentioned his name in Tuesday's speech.
“I think the state has turned around,” Unanue said in an interview after leaving Scott's office. “We’ve been growing. And I see it around in the community as well… You see people going out and moving, going out to clubs and restaurants. You see the economy moving again.”
Also mentioned: PortMiami Director Bill Johnston.
Johnson, who also chairs the Florida Ports Council, said he was "elated" that the governor recognized the importance of the state ports system.
"The governor has been instrumental in terms of moving the Florida economy forward through its ports and airports," Johnson said. "He really understands to grow the economy through the efficient movement of goods and people."
Another South Floridian got a nod from the governor, but was not able to attend Tuesday's speech.
Once a victim of human trafficking, Allison Good now works with young girls trapped in similar situations in Palm Beach County. Scott called Good "a warrior in the battle to end this horrific crime."
Toluse Olorunnipa contributed to this blog post.