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Rick Scott suggests creating a Department of Commerce



Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this morning that he wants to create a "Department of Commerce" to streamline economic development efforts in the state.

"We're looking at how we make government work better," Scott said at the annual meeting of Enterprise Florida.

"One thing I'm going to do -- I'm going to work with the Legislature to do this -- I want to streamline how we do economic development," he said.

"What I want to do is set up a Department of Commerce. I'm going to have the secretary of that office in my office, two doors from my office. And I want them to be the ones to work with Enterprise Florida, they'll work with OTTED and work with the Agency for Workforce Innovation."


[Last modified: Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:45pm]


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