Rick Scott Renews Focus on Aerospace Industry after Farnborough Mission
Gov. Rick Scott recapped the recently completed economic development mission to England as a sign that Florida must remained focused on its aviation and aerospace industries that account for more than 2,000 companies and 83,000 workers.
“Florida is clearly a national leader in aviation and aerospace, and in order to be competitive, we must remain focused on long-term results and growing this thriving industry in our state,” Scott stated in a release.
“At Farnborough, we laid the groundwork for building the relationships necessary for the future expansion of this industry that is so critical to Florida’s economy and job creation.”
The release noted that Scott met with business leaders from more than 40 aviation and aerospace companies while in London and at the Farnborough International Airshow as part of the Enterprise Florida team.
Acting as Florida’s marketing promoter, Scott noted that he met and invited British Prime Minister David Cameron and two members of the British Parliament to visit Florida and “to see all that we are doing to create jobs and make Florida the No. 1 place for business,” Scott stated in the release.