Florida unveils new economic development brand

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:53 pm | Updated: 4:30 pm, Fri Feb 1, 2013.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is banking on a catchy new slogan and a logo featuring an orange necktie to attract more businesses to the state.

Gov. Rick Scott and Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that promotes economic development, announced the state's new business brand on Thursday in Tallahassee.

The slogan is "Florida is the perfect climate for business."

The logo is the word "FLORIDA" in green capital letters except for the "I," which is orange and in the shape of a tie.

Enterprise Florida is seeking $3 million from the state and $1.5 million from private donors for a campaign based on the new brand.

It's a brand the state, though, must share with University of Miami football coach Al Golden whose trade mark is the orange tie he wears on the sidelines.

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