Florida Gov. Rick Scott Announces $8.25 Million Grant to Port Canaveral For Road Improvements

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will improve roadway access to cruise, cargo terminals

Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday $35 million in awards for nine Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state, including $8.245 million to the Canaveral Port Authority.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday $35 million in awards for nine Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects across the state, including $8.245 million to the Canaveral Port Authority.

The grant will provide funding to improve roadway access to cruise and cargo terminals by increasing roadway capacity for Northside Cargo roads, new intersection signals for public safety and cargo traffic control, and revisions to North Side Cruise Roadway Network to facilitate cruise operations.

“Last year, I worked with the Florida Legislature to establish the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to help continue our state’s incredible economic growth by addressing specific infrastructure and workforce needs in our communities,” said Scott.

“Today, I am proud to announce $35 million in awards for nine Florida Job Growth Grant Fund projects. We have worked to ensure that every awarded project will strengthen Florida’s business climate and bring the best return on investment for Florida taxpayers.

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“Florida is competing in a global economy, and we must do everything we can to ensure our state remains the top destination for families and job creators to succeed. We will continue to work with the legislature to invest $85 million in the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, and I look forward to seeing the successful completion of these projects.”

The proposal was reviewed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Enterprise Florida and chosen by Governor Scott based on their strong return on investment to the state and to meet the demand for a robust workforce or infrastructure needs.

Return on investment was calculated to determine the best projects for the state and economic development in the regions.

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