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Rick Scott says Paris air show yielded $151 million in sales for Florida companies

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Gov. Rick Scott took some flak for visiting France during a special session in Tallahassee where lawmakers narrowly avoided a constitutional crisis by passing an 11th-hour budget, but according to a release Friday the trip was not in vain: Florida aerospace and aviation industries collected some $150 million in sales during the 2015 Paris Air Show. “I am thrilled to announce the 17 Florida companies that attended the business development mission have reported $151 million in total projected export sales from the…

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Associated Industries of Florida to host annual pre-Session blowout Monday night

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Session starts on Tuesday, which means three things for Monday: the drink, drop and dash fundraising frenzy before the 60-day curtain falls; last minute roommate arrangements; and the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) pre-Session welcome back reception for legislators, staff and politicos, drawing easily 2,000 attendees each year. Tallahassee reaches full capacity during March and April, bringing some welcome energy to local businesses: Session generates an estimated $2 million per week in economic impact for the city a figure which could prospectively…

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