Jeb Bush: Florida needs to diversify and innovate []

By Abel Harding, Kevin Turner

If Florida wants to attract the high-wage jobs needed to be more competitive, the state needs to adjust to rapidly changing technology and to press hard on education, former Gov. Jeb Bush told a group of Jacksonville commercial real estate executives Thursday.

Primarily, the road to accomplishing that lies in Florida’s residents, not its governor and Legislature, Bush said.

That requires the business innovation that allows entrepreneurs to look ahead, he said. He used Detroit as an example of a city that has been too slow to adapt from its manufacturing automobile heyday to the high-tech necessities of current and future economic conditions.

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