Florida and Alabama Governors Visit Dothan

By: Bethany Anderson Email
By: Bethany Anderson Email

(Dothan, AL)--On Monday Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Florida Governor Rick Scott held a meeting in Dothan to discuss ways to create jobs between the two states. Bentley said job creation has been a primary focus for both governors over the last few months.

"I wanted to meet with Scott, primarily to focus on economic development, and discuss other state issues," Bentley said. "We're concerned about B.P. claims and water-wars, but our primary goal is job growth," he said.

Both governors said they're working to lower taxes to help Alabama's and Florida's economy. They're also trying create new jobs is calling upon exsisting businesses to seek expansion in the south.

"All of our states are worried about jobs," Scott said. " We're worried about jobs for each of us and so we have to make sure we work together," He said.

Scott said part southern states are steadily recovering from the bad economy, is because they have fewer restrictions for prospective businesses than northern states.

"We have to reduce regulation and permitting," Scott said. "I know this is what Alabama and Florida are doing and that's why both of our states are doing well." he said.

Both governors said they will continue to seek Republican support to continue their efforts for this year.

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