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Scott touts economic incentives, but lawmakers skeptical

Gov. Rick Scott said state incentives to businesses generated a 32-percent increase in capital investments in Florida during 2012 Photo Credit: Ana Goni-Lessan 7-2-11

Fresh off a trade mission to Colombia last week, Gov. Rick Scott emphasized the importance of economic incentive deals and claimed they are essential in bringing jobs to Florida.

Scott and the Cabinet heard a presentation Tuesday from Gray Swoope, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, the state's public-private economic development arm, highlighting the 160 incentives deals that were inked this year, a 23 percent increase from last year, and pledged capital investments of $1.7 billion, an increase of 32 percent over 2011.

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