Scott woos Illinois companies to Floridaby John Kennedy | April 23rd, 2013
After earlier taunting Texas and attempting to tempt New York businesses to move to Florida, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday shifted his focus toward Illinois — urging businesses to buy a one-way ticket to the Sunshine State.
“My number one priority is to continue to make Florida the number one destination for business so we can continue to create jobs and opportunities for Florida families,” Scott said after sending an open letter to Illinois business. “My ‘One Way’ campaign is a great way to let businesses in Illinois, and around the world, know that they are welcome in Florida.”
In his “Dear Illinois Business Owner” letter, Scott touted Florida’s “incredible economic turnaround.” He also said Illinois companies should look to leave home to flee high taxes and unemployment.
Here’s what Scott wrote: Illinois letter