Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $6.5 Million For Infrastructure Improvements Through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than .5 Million For Infrastructure Improvements Through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis awarded more than $6.5 million through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund (JGGF) to support key infrastructure improvements that will help bridge supply chain gaps and increase access to industrial sites. The JGGF awards will help expand business opportunities and create more than 2,900 new high-wage jobs and facilitate the growth of Florida’s aerospace, defense and manufacturing sectors.

 

“These infrastructure investments will support local economies and create nearly 3,000 new jobs,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “In Florida, we are focused on making investments in competitive industries like manufacturing, which will continue to pave the way for a strong, resilient economy that generates business growth.”

 

“Under Governor DeSantis’ leadership, key investments like today’s awards to Ormond Beach, Marion County and Haines City focus on Florida’s future by providing site-ready infrastructure to their communities,” said Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly. “As people and businesses continue to move to Florida, investments in public infrastructure cement good, high-paying job opportunities and make it possible for businesses to relocate and expand.”

 

The following entities will receive an award through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund: 

  • Marion County Board of County Commissioners ($4,746,307) – to complete the final phase of the infrastructure improvements to Florida Crossroads Commerce Park, an industrial park that will target the food manufacturing and distribution, consumer product distribution, E-commerce and aviation and aerospace manufacturing industries.
  • City of Ormond Beach ($1,623,426) – to increase access and promote business development at Ormond Beach Airport Business Park by installing a secondary access road to connect the City’s Airport Business Park to Pineland Trail.
  • City of Haines City ($200,000) – to repair a rail spur which will help commercial manufacturers in the area to distribute products such as food, lumber, trusses and housing components.

 

Since 2019, more than $191 million has been awarded through the Job Growth Grant Fund, making strategic investments in programs that build stronger communities and support workforce training across the state. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by FloridaCommerce and are chosen by Governor DeSantis to meet the demands for workforce training or infrastructure needs in communities around the state.

For more information on the Job Growth Grant Fund, click here.

###

Originally published at https://www.flgov.com/2023/12/14/governor-ron-desantis-awards-more-than-6-5-million-for-infrastructure-improvements-through-the-florida-job-growth-grant-fund/

business banners

Latest posts

CIO TechWorld Awards Onyx Health as One of the “Top 10 Leading Healthcare Tech Solution Providers – 2024”

OnyxOS: The Market-Leading FHIR Interoperability Platform Onyx Health is Recognized for making healthcare data speak the same language! We feel honored to...

The GSH Group Successfully Closes $365 Million Loan Modifications with Arbor Realty, Marking a Milestone Agreement

CLAWSON, Mich., May 7, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSH Group, one of the nation's fastest-growing multifamily real estate investment companies, announces the closing of loan...

Recycling contamination enforcement begins on June 1, 2024

In April 2023, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance aimed at reducing recycling contamination: items that are not accepted in...

Acknowledging the Emotional Complexity of Mother’s Day: A Special Episode on The Binge Cure with Dr. Nina

PHEONIX, AZ, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's important to acknowledge...

Tampa Is the Best City in the U.S. to Invest in Short-Term Rentals

To determine the best Airbnb city of 2024, Clever Real Estate partnered with short-term rental data provider Rabbu to crunch the numbers for the 50...

84% of U.S. Adults Expected to Celebrate Mother’s Day: GyftHint Aims to Support the Celebration

The item, size and color mom wants! Mother’s Day is a special occasion to recognize and celebrate the women in our...

Astons Reveals the Top Global Destinations for US and UK Investors in 2024

Alena Lesina, Astons Citizenship, Residency, and Real Estate Investment Expert Astons, a leading name in investment migration and luxury real estate,...
celebrity reality tv