Gov. DeSantis: $13M awarded for new infrastructure at Jacksonville airport

Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday morning that the Jacksonville Aviation Authority will be awarded $13 million for new infrastructure at the Cecil Airport and Spaceport.

According to the governor’s office, the funding will support the construction of nearly two miles of roadway and extend the corresponding utilities to provide access to underdeveloped property located on the east side of the airport.

This project will more than double the number of jobs available at the facility, bringing the total number of jobs at the airport and spaceport to 6,251.

“When we’re making infrastructure investments, we want projects that are going to have a big impact and make a difference for the community – that is why we chose this project. With this investment, they will be able to double the number of jobs available and the economic impact that the airport and spaceport have on the community. There are a lot of great opportunities ahead at Cecil, and I know it will continue to be an economic driver for Northeast Florida,” DeSantis said.

The governor’s office said this project will attract new aerospace and commercial space tenants while continuing to support the growth of existing companies and bolstering the local economy surrounding Cecil Airport.

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