Paris Air Show Shines Light On Florida Job Growth

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Representative Jimmy Patronis is home after his trip to Paris, France with Governor Scott.

The two attended the 50th Annual International Paris Air Show, which is the largest of its kind in the world, bringing together the biggest aviation and aerospace companies to showcase the latest technological innovations.

Governor Scott led a delegation of 80 Florida-based aviation and aerospace companies, educational institutions, economic development agencies, and state and local leaders.

Floridians from across the state were able to network and build relationships with companies interested in doing business in Florida.

Patronis says one of the biggest opportunities for northwest Florida he sees in the air industry is the assembly of Airbus coming to Mobile, Ala.

"Airbus will be assembling their aircraft there. There'll be a supply line that'll cover all of northwest Florida and south Alabama that'll be supporting that particular aircraft's assembly," Representative Patronis told NewsChannel 7's Kati Weis Saturday.

Governor Scott hopes the mission will result in economic job growth, as well as build Florida's brand worldwide.

Patronis says that in the past, international trips like this one have been successful, producing a notable return on the state’s investment into business development activities and long-range job-producing opportunities.