Scott high on getting Colorado companies to move hereby John Kennedy | July 23rd, 2013
Gov. Rick Scott has reached out to another Democratic-led state with a pitch to business owners in Colorado that they move to Florida to bask in what he called the state’s “incredible economic turnaround.”
Scott touted Florida’s reduction of $3 billion in debt, rising housing starts and the creation of 330,000 jobs on his watch in a recent “Dear Colorado Business Owner” letter, urging companies to leave the Rockies for the Sunshine State.
Colorado is led by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. He shares party affiliation with leaders of such states as Connecticut, California, Illinois, Maryland and Minnesota, where Scott has already targeted his “one-way ticket” campaign toward business leaders.
Scott added Colorado after Chief Executive magazine recently wrote that ”anti-business forces won 2012 elections and are delivering on promises.” The magazine said Colorado is getting worse for business, and its ranking as a business friendly state dropped two places from last year.