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Scott in Texas pitching Sunshine State to Chinese investors

by John Kennedy | September 21st, 2012

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is spending Friday in Texas with fellow Republican Govs. Rick Perry of  Texas and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, pitching their respective states to a host of Chinese investors.

The U.S.-China Cross Border Private Investment Summit at Cowboys Stadium is the first stop for a six-city U.S.-China Investment Week conference, which includes an event next week in Orlando. About 50 major Chinese investors are taking part in the tour, looking for investment opportunities in the U.S.

Scott is spending the day in the Dallas-area, capped by a dinner Friday night where former President George W. Bush is slated to address the gathering.

Scott’s trip coincides with new employment numbers being released by the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity. Florida’s unemployment rate stayed at 8.8 percent for the month of August, but with 28,000 new private sector jobs created, it marked the state’s best performance in 16-months.

“This increase in new jobs is proving that the decisions we’re making here in Florida are pointing our state in the right direction,” Scott said. “Employers are aware of the talented and skilled workforce we have here, and the August numbers prove that the economic climate in Florida is one that encourages job creation and economic development.”

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12 Responses to “Scott in Texas pitching Sunshine State to Chinese investors”

  1. Bito Says:

    @John Kennedy,I didnt know, Tricky Rick Scott had a twin brother with the same name, if he does, this country is doomed.

  2. serge storms Says:

    Ricky and the republicans love that cheap slave labor don’t they.

  3. Downtown Danny Says:

    This crook has spent more time traveling on our dime to other places than in our own state.
    Next election he is gone and can travel on his own dime.

  4. Z Says:

    Screw the citizens, then sell off to the Chinese. The Chinese already own too much of our debt, the last thing we want to do is sell them anything tangible. Horrible horrible idea….

  5. Huh?! Says:

    What a surprise! Nixon opened the can of worms by going to China and opening trade with them. Now some thirty or so years later the Republicans are trying to sell what’s left off to China at bargain basement rates. The only surprise here is that they can still call Obama a socialist with straight faces.

  6. toni Says:

    Scott should stay in Texas with the Chinese, or better yet go back to China with the Chinese.

  7. SID NEEDS TO GO Says:

    Is Mayor Masters with him? Didn’t the fine mayor just get back from China?

  8. Forgone Conclusion Says:

    Rick Scott and Rick Perry ought to get married. They would make a fine couple and hopefully Rick Scott will just stay in Texas – PLEASE!

  9. Mitt Says Says:

    Where did you get that cool blue-colored shirt and does it work, better than my blue-jeans and cheap $99 white shirt, to look like one of the proletariat.

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