Florida Governor Rick Scott will visit Kentucky this month in an effort to recruit businesses to relocate or expand to Florida.
About two years ago, Scott tried something similar. He sent letters to businesses in Kentucky inviting them to the Sunshine State.
At the time, Gov. Steve Beshear called the letters a “crude method of recruitment.”
Kenny Colston with the left-leaning Kentucky Center for Economic Policy agrees.
"Right to work laws don’t grow jobs," said Colston. "Not in manufacturing. Not in other sectors."
Colston disagrees with Scott’s main pitch to companies that Florida has a better business climate because it’s a Right to Work state. Colston says he thinks the trip is a political stunt.
“You know this is attention seeking for one reason of the other," said Colston. "I don’t know the governor and I don’t know why he is coming here, but I know the last time he came here he got a pretty strong rebuke from our governor, Steve Beshear.”
Beshear doesn’t have nice things to say about Rick Scott’s latest recruitment effort, either. In a statement, he said Scott’s trip will be waste of time.