ORLANDO, Fla. – Today Governor Rick Scott released the below statement following the release of the Army Corps of Engineers spending plan, which includes $29,300,000 in investments in Port Tampa Bay, JAXPORT and Port Everglades. The funds made available were included in the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill signed into law earlier this month by President Trump.

 

Governor Scott said, “It is great news that the Trump Administration is making major investments in Florida ports, including Port Tampa Bay, JAXPORT and Port Everglades. Since 2011, we have invested over $1 billion in state funding in our 15 world-class seaports and we appreciate the Trump Administration understanding the important role our ports have in supporting our economy and creating jobs. We will continue to work closely with our state and federal partners to make Florida a global hub for trade.”

 

The $29,300,000 federal investments includes $9,000,000 for Port Tampa Bay, $17,500,000 for JAXPORT and $2,800,000 for Port Everglades.

 

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