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Gov. Scott Looking for Jobs in Spain

Governor Scott spent last week in Europe. His mission? Bring jobs to Florida.

The trip was Scott's fifth one out of the country, but this time critics are really fired up about it, not so much over the price tag taxpayers will foot but rather over the destination.

The governor is convinced he'll find jobs in Spain, but that country is embroiled in demonstrations about its rising unemployment.

But some say Spain's loss could be Florida's gain.

"We believe in free enterprise here in Florida and here in the United States," said Mark Wilson with the Florida Chamber of Commerce. "Some of these other countries are going in the opposite direction and, so, one of the ways that people in other countries such as Spain can benefit from our economic system here in Florida is by increasing trade."

Florida exports about $400 million worth of goods to Spain each year, agriculture products chief among them.


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