TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Gov. Rick Scott is making a pitch for New York businesses to make the move to Florida.

The former hospital chain CEO has sent a letter extolling the Sunshine State's virtues and the Big Apple's vices to 100 New York-based businesses.

The governor also appeared Thursday on Fox News' Your world with Neil Cavuto to promote his new initiative.

The letter says Florida has low taxes, a shrinking state government, terrific weather and great school teachers.

Scott compares that to New York's high taxes and state spending that's nearly twice as high as Florida's, although both are nearly equal in population.

The letter includes Scott phone number and an invitation for any company interested in moving to give him a call.