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Rick Scott meets defense contractors, military leaders to kick off 'jobs tour'



VALPARISO — Gov.-elect Rick Scott this morning met with defense contractors at a University of Florida research facility and military leaders at  Eglin Air Force base as he kicked off his five-day, 10-city jobs tour.

The media was not invited into the meetings.

The press also was barred from watching Scott film a web video at the Air Force Armament Museum at the air force base. A California-based production crew, Intuitive Technology Solutions, is following Scott on the jobs tour to film clips for this transition website.

"This is the beginning of a complete change in how Florida is run," Scott said during a news conference at the museum. "We like business people, and we're going to grow this state."

Janet Zink


[Last modified: Monday, December 6, 2010 2:11pm]


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