Florida Gov. Scott Visits NYC to Poach Businesses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott arrived in New York City Sunday to try to poach businesses and jobs away from the Big Apple to his own state.

Scott’s schedule will include a visit with Motorola officials as well as visits with financial institutions. He is also scheduled to appear on business station CNBC on Monday.

Scott made job growth a centerpiece of his re-election campaign. He has promised to keep working to lower Florida’s unemployment rate.

The state’s jobless rate for October was 6 percent. November unemployment numbers will be available Friday.

During his first four years, Scott took 10 trips abroad on trade missions. His last trip overseas was to Japan in November 2013.