MIDWAY, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the groundbreaking of Four Star Freightliner’s new facility in Gadsden County. This project was made possible with funding from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Rural Infrastructure Fund and will create ten new jobs in Gadsden County.

Governor Rick Scott said, “It’s great to see companies like Four Star Freightliner succeed in our state. This new facility will positively impact the Gadsden County community and create more jobs for families. We are doing everything we can to make Florida competitive for jobs, especially in rural communities. I look forward to many more years of success and growth for Four Star Freightliner in our state.”

Senator Bill Montford said, “Today’s groundbreaking is great news for the Gadsden County community. Thank you to Governor Scott and the Department of Economic Opportunity for helping make projects like this possible. I look forward to helping the continued growth of businesses and jobs in this community and throughout the Panhandle.”

Representative Ramon Alexander said, “I’d like to congratulate Four Star Freightliner for years of success in our state. I’m excited for the opportunities it will bring to the area. Gadsden County is the ideal location for infrastructure investments and I’m grateful to Governor Scott for his focus on helping to bring jobs to local families.”

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), said, “I am proud that Four Star Freightliner recognizes the opportunities for growth in Gadsden County. For more than two years, DEO has worked with this community to plan and implement economic development strategies that will continue to attract investment and new jobs from businesses like Four Star Freightliner.”

Jerry Kocan, Dealer Principal of Four Star Freightliner, said, “We are grateful that we have found the perfect location along Interstate 10 in Gadsden County for our dealership. The Gadsden County Development Council has been a true partner every step of the way. The cooperation between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Gadsden County and the Gadsden County Development Council made it possible for us to make this investment in the city of Midway.”

Jim McShane, GCDC Chairman stated, “Gadsden County is centered along the I-10 Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics Corridor of Florida. Fourteen thousand vehicles a day traverse I-10 in our county. This will only increase with the establishment of a Freight Logistics Zone supported by a grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity. Four Star Freightliner will benefit from the transportation advantages of Gadsden County. We are looking forward to the development of the surrounding acreage to bring even more jobs and capital investment to Gadsden County.”

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