TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is on a week-long trade mission in Canada as part of his efforts to attract new business and jobs to Florida.
Scott left Monday with a delegation of Florida business and community leaders.
Gray Swoope, president of the state's public-private economic development agency, Enterprise Florida, also is on the trip to Montreal and Toronto.
This is Scott's second trade mission since the former corporate CEO took office in January. He went to Panama in March.
Scott says it makes sense to visit Canada since that country is Florida's top economic partner counting trade, investment and tourism.
He plans to meet with Canadian officials and business leaders to discuss opportunities for increasing trade, tourism and business in ways that will benefit Canada as well as Florida.