FOX NEWS - Following Amazon’s decision earlier this month to scrap plans to build a second headquarters in New York City, Florida Sen. Rick Scott seized the moment Friday and encouraged the tech giant to consider moving to the Sunshine State.
The Republican lawmaker revealed on Twitter that he’d sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos a day earlier, in which he touted his state’s appreciation of “what a good job can mean for a family.”
Yesterday I sent a letter to @JeffBezos regarding @amazon pulling their HQ2 expansion in NY.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) February 22, 2019
While I can’t argue with NY’s inhospitable business climate and anti-growth political leaders, here in FL we know what a good job can mean for a family.
Read my letter here👇 pic.twitter.com/NMQ7kv93H4
“While I can’t argue with New York’s inhospitable business climate and anti-growth political leaders, I don’t think that should limit Amazon’s expansion plans. Florida presents an easy alternative,” he wrote in the letter.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats from New York, were mentioned specifically, with Scott claiming that their policies would not be good for Amazon.