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Governor Rick Scott visits NAS Jacksonville

Amanda Gross

Thursday, September 08, 2011, 4:25:54 PM
The Florida governor visited the base to discuss jobs and learn the roles of different sailors. The governor of Florida worked security on NAS Jacksonville this morning before going to the galley and eating breakfast with sailors, First Coast News reports.

Governor Rick Scott visited the base to learn what certain members of the military - such as mechanics and military dog handlers - to get a feel of what they do each day, the news source reports. The visit was part of his third "Let's Get to Work" day at NAS Jacksonville, according to WOKV.com.

"It really is important to watch and learn what other people are doing and how they're leading their lives and how they're helping build the state, build jobs in the state," he said during his visit, according to First Coast News.

He addressed the unemployment rate in Florida, which has improved slightly since last year, but said that the state still has a long way to go - currently, 10.7 percent of the population is unemployed.

Scott said that JaxPort is a key to economic growth for the state. Jacksonville should be the shipping port of the country, he said during his visit, the WOKV.com reports.

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