Gov. DeSantis hits New York for meetings with bankers, airline

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Gov. Ron DeSantis was headed back to New York City Thursday for meetings with bankers and airline executives.

The governor had a meeting scheduled with BNY Mellon at 2 p.m. in New York’s financial district, and another at 3:14 p.m. across the East River at Jet Blue’s corporate headquarters in Long Island City.

DeSantis has made a number of out-of-state trips prospecting for financial services companies willing to establish offices in Florida – most recently on Sept. 19, when he met with executives at ME Group and Northern Trust Corp. in Chicago. In May, he visited a half-dozen finance and technology companies in New York.

“Gov. DeSantis is traveling to promote Florida to companies who may be interested in expanding and relocating operations to a state with a profitable business climate, such as Florida, as opposed to the high-cost, high-tax markets where some of these firms currently operate,” Communications Director Helen Aguirre Ferré said via email.

Michael Moline
Michael Moline has covered politics and the legal system for more than 30 years. He is a former managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal and former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal. He began his career covering the Florida Capitol for United Press International. More recently, he wrote for Florida Politics.

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