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Gov. Rick Scott takes credit for job creation deals that started under former Gov. Charlie Crist

Phone a CEO. Support tax cuts. Attend a press conference.

Those are the actions Gov. Rick Scott said he took to persuade three companies to bring new jobs to Florida. That limited participation, however, hasn't stopped him from taking credit for those businesses plus all 50,000 jobs the state has added since January.

"We are capturing the attention of the business community worldwide," Scott said Wednesday while announcing Garda World Security, a Montreal-based armored car company, would move its U.S. headquarters from Pasadena, Calif., to Boca Raton.

But Garda's expansion into Florida along with similar announcements from Vision Airlines and Bing Energy earlier this year was started and nearly completed when former Gov. Charlie Crist was in office.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 7:42pm]


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