The Phoenix Flyer

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

By: - October 17, 2019 11:54 am

New York City

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.

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Michael Moline
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.