TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Governor-elect Rick Scott has named 75 people from the private and public sectors to a pair of transition teams that will focus on Florida's economy.
Scott said the panels appointed Monday will begin looking for ways to expand business in Florida to meet his goal of creating 700,000 new jobs in seven years. That's beyond the million additional jobs expected from the state's economic recovery in that span.
South Florida businessman Wayne Huizenga Jr. is chairing a team that will concentrate on economic development.
A panel focused on reducing government regulation is headed by Chris Corr, executive vice president with AECOM, a worldwide architectural and engineering firm, and a former Disney and St. Joe Co. executive.