The Buzz is that Gov. Rick Scott's big announcement tomorrow is that a Montreal-based armored-car company is moving its U.S. headquarters from Pasadena, Calif. to Boca Raton.
The press shop has sent out a pair of advisories for the announcement, which Scott is planning to make while he's on his foriegn trade mission to Canada. But if you don't want to wait, you can read the Feb. 24 edition of the Palm Beach Post, which reported then that Garda World Security Services of Montreal had decided to put a 100-employee office in Boca Raton.
State and local officials agreed to give the company $1 million in incentives. In return, the company has promised to hire 100 people by the end of 2013 at an average salary of $65,769. About 20 percent of that money is from the city and county with the state accounting for the rest. The Post first reported the offer on Jan. 12, eight days after Scott's inauguration.
Gary Hines, senior vice president of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board, said the county and the company started talks in August. He said Scott, who would have been the newly-anointed Republican nominee for governor at the time, eventually did play a role once he took office.
"He made a phone call," Hines said.