Governor Scott rallies for a better economy

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Florida Governor Rick Scott made a stop in the Panhandle Friday as part of his "Let's Get To Work" rallies across the state.

Governor Scott met with many community leaders and business owners at Captain Anderson's restaurant in Panama City Beach.

He said some of his goals include streamlining the permit process, lowering taxes, getting rid of fees, and making the government more efficent for a better return on investment.

"I grew up in a very poor family that's why I focus on job creation. It's one of the most important things we can do for not just the parents but for the kids, so that's what I'm going to do is build a better economy nationally," Governor Scott said.

Governor Scott said the state has added 1.5 million jobs since he's been in office.

Monday, the governor announced his candidacy to run for U.S Senate.