Florida Legislators Comment On ‘Project Magellan’ In Brevard

By  //  May 10, 2014

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LEGISLATORS COMMENT ON NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT IN BREVARD COUNTY

Aircraft development facility could create 1,800 jobs and $500 million of capital investment.

RELATED STORY: Scott Announces Northrop Grumman Is ‘Project Magellan’

Andy Gardiner

Andy Gardiner

Senator Andy Gardiner, (President-Designate) said, “Economic development is stronger in Florida than it has ever been. Governor Scott and leadership from both parties have given Secretary Swoope and his team the tools needed to not only be competitive but successful in bringing companies to the state. Today’s news from Northrop Grumman is an incredible win for our state and we look forward to watching their continued growth in Florida.”

Joe Negron

Joe Negron

Senator Joe Negron, Chair of Appropriations Committee said, “I want to commend members of both parties for their support and diligent review of this incredibly important job creation project. The Legislative Budget Committee could not be happier that Northrop Grumman has chosen to bring up to 1,800 jobs and $500 million in capital investment to Florida.”

Steve Crisafulli

Steve Crisafulli

Representative Steve Crisafulli, (Speaker-Designate) said, “As a fourth generation resident of Brevard County, I couldn’t be more proud and excited about today’s announcement by Northrop Grumman. Our community and our state have a long history in the aviation and aerospace industry and today’s announcement will continue our excellence for generations to come. Bringing these jobs to the Space Coast will help recharge our economy and signal to other corporate leaders that we have the talent and commitment to help them succeed.”

Ed Hooper

Ed Hooper

Representative Ed Hooper, Chair of Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee said, “To be more successful in economic development and create jobs in our state, Florida needed to provide the necessary tools and bring in the leadership that could make us more competitive. Governor Scott and the Legislature have done that, and Secretary Swoope and his team have delivered. Convincing Northrop Grumman to create as many as 1,800 jobs and a $500 million capital investment in Florida was a true team effort and we could not be happier to welcome their most recent expansion to our state.”

Tom Goodson

Tom Goodson

Representative Tom Goodson, Vice Chair of Economic Affairs Subcommittee said, “This project is a huge win for Brevard County and we are so excited to see leading companies like Northrop Grumman thrive in Florida. They recognize the skilled workforce and business-friendly tax climate of the Space Coast will allow them continue to find success in the state. Northrop Grumman’s commitment to expand in Florida is validation of the work Governor Scott has been doing to bring and keep jobs and companies in Florida.”


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