Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cities get funds for aviation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nearly $23 million in awards for eleven Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state were announced today by Gov. Rick Scott. Among the awards are for aerospace-related projects for Pensacola and Marianna in Northwest Florida. Pensacola will get $4 million to develop additional taxiways, ramp construction and expansion for future development at Pensacola International Airport. The money also will help improve facilities for education and training the aviation workforce. Marianna will get nearly $2 million to extend the runway at Marianna Airport Commerce Park to 6,000 feet, which will allow the airport to accommodate larger business jets. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by the state last year, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. (Source: press release, 03/06/18)