Orlando, FL. December 15, 2012 - Governor Rick Scott has recognized Robert Palmer for his contributions to Florida's economy.

Robert Palmer, President of RP Funding, has been named a winner of the Governor's Innovators Under 40 Award. The awards recognize small business executives under 40 in Florida who have created at least 10 jobs in 2012. Palmer was one of only 11 executives statewide to receive the award.

Governor Scott said of the winners: "My number one mission is to grow jobs for Florida families, and the successes these companies have experienced represent the job opportunities being created in Florida."

The award is the latest in a long list of accolades that RP Funding received in 2012, which also includes an Outstanding Small Business Award and Outstanding Small Business Executive of the Year from the Orlando Business Journal.

"We're proud of the Governor's award and proud of the impact that we've had on Florida's economy," said Palmer. "We're helping people purchase homes by saving them thousands on a mortgage and making the process as simple and seamless as possible."