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TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WFLX) - Governor Rick Scott wants to streamline departments and agencies that deal with tourism and jobs.

At a Florida Enterprise meeting Thursday morning in Tallahassee, Scott announced plans to resurrect the Florida Department of Commerce. The Department was disbanded in 1996 with most of the duties going to Enterprise Florida, a public-private association.

Scott says having one person in charge of all business-related policy will help him keep better tabs on the state's economic growth.

"When you don't have one person who is over everything it makes it more difficult to get things done," Scott said. "So my experience is I will have a hard time holding somebody accountable for this if I don't have somebody responsible."

Scott will need legislative approval in order to recreate the department.

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