Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking a page from a fellow Florida Republican’s playbook when it comes to targeting businesses in other states.
During his eight years in Tallahassee, Gov. Rick Scott, who was term-limited and elected to the U.S. Senate last year, would often hit the road, heading to states with high taxes and poor business climates. Scott urged many companies to leave blue states like New York, Connecticut, Illinois and New Jersey and relocate to Florida.
On Monday, DeSantis and Jamal Sowell, the president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, were in New York to meet with leaders of the technology and financial sectors.
DeSantis weighed in on the meetings on Monday night.
“Today, I met with leaders in New York’s technology and financial services industries to discuss the many advantages and benefits available to businesses located in Florida,” said DeSantis.
“In contrast to New York and other high tax states, our welcoming regulatory environment and top-ranked university system make Florida the ideal setting for new and growing businesses across a range of industries to be able to succeed. I want the financial, technology and banking sectors to see the Sunshine State as a place where their business can thrive without being impeded by high taxes, burdensome regulation or political demagoguery,” DeSantis added.