Rick Scott Gets Endorsement from JaxBiz

JaxBiz, a group with ties to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, announced on Tuesday it was backing Gov. Rick Scott for a second term.

“Gov. Scott has worked tirelessly to grow jobs and to, along with our state Legislature, create a business-friendly environment that encourages companies to grow and expand in Florida,” JaxBiz Chairman Mike Hightower, a Florida Blue executive, said. “It’s refreshing to see a leader come into office and do exactly what he said he would do – grow jobs and limit the governmental regulation that was holding business back. That leadership is what our region and our state need to keep moving our economies forward and why we need to re-elect Gov. Rick Scott.”

“It is an honor to be endorsed by JaxBiz today,” Scott said. “We have spent the last three years focusing our efforts on creating an environment in Florida that attracts businesses, supports job growth and offers a high quality of life for all Florida families. The unemployment rate in the Jacksonville area has dropped to 5.6 percent -- well below the national average, and we aren’t stopping there. I look forward to continuing to work with the community leaders in Jacksonville to help local business grow and offer more opportunities for area families to live their American dream.”

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