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Florida Chamber gives Rick Scott a blueprint for 143k jobs

The good news, that's about about 20 percent of Scott's campaign promise of creating of 700,000 and could be done within five years. The bad news, it would cost about $1.7 billion at a time when tax collections are dropping.

"This is a both a bridge to the new economy and a strategy for 143,000 new, high-wage jobs," Florida Chamber of Commerce President Mark Wilson said.

The chamber's 37-page Florida Trade and Logistics Study focuses much of its attention on development of the state's 14 seaports, including creating at least one capable of servicing the world's biggest container ships that will have easier access to Florida once the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2014.

The only port on the country's east coast ready to handle the huge ships is in Virginia.