Rick Scott Talks Defense Cuts, Aerospace Jobs at Farnborough
Scott touched on the prospects of defense spending impacts on Florida and aerospace jobs as the Florida Pavilion was opened at the Farnborough International Air Show on Monday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scott discussed efforts to create aerospace jobs in the U.K. and Florida, the governor’s office announced.
“The U.K. and Florida have significant trade and investment links as the world's seventh and 20th largest economies, respectively,” Scott stated in a release.
“The U.K. is Florida’s largest foreign direct investor employing over 39,100 Floridians, and Florida is the largest long-haul destination for U.K. nationals with 1.3 million U.K. tourists visiting Florida every year.”
Meanwhile, MarketWatch reported that Scott addressed the potential 7 percent cuts to the defense industry at the air show.
"No movement on [defense cuts] yet, and we're worried about jobs in our state ... there's a lot of pressure on congressional delegates to do the right thing," Scott was quoted by MarketWatch.