Dara Kam and Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater
is telling media in New York that the Empire State's "Start-Up NY" — a
marketing campaign to coax businesses to new tax-free zones — should
prominently feature positive aspects of Florida.
Atwater began making the pitch because New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo
apparently had the audacity to cast the net for new business into
Florida; a state that has made poaching companies from other areas part
of its economic-recovery blueprint.
"These advertisements portray an image of New York that simply cannot
be supported by facts, particularly in comparison with Florida,"
Atwater wrote in a letter to Cuomo. More here.