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One hundred jobs coming to Boca Raton

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced plans by Canadian security firm Garda to move its U.S. headquarters and 100 jobs to Boca Raton from Pasadena, Calif.

Scott made the announcement in Montreal on Wednesday, the third day of his five-day trade mission to Canada.

It was the first deal Scott has announced during his visit, but it wasn't exactly news back in Palm Beach County.

Talks with the armored car company about the move began last year before Scott took office.

Boca Raton also last year approved its $210,000 share of a $1 million incentive package. County commissioners subsequently agreed to kick in another $210,000 while the state is paying $580,000.

The relocation will create approximately 100 new professional jobs in Florida at an average wage of more than $65,000, according to the governor's office.

Garda will soon being hiring for the Boca Raton office.

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