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Gov. DeSantis attends Black History Month breakfast in Orlando

Governor spoke in Central Florida twice on Friday

(Credit: Governor Ron DeSantis Press Office)
(Credit: Governor Ron DeSantis Press Office)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis' Friday morning was spent celebrating both Black History Month and the future of space engineering in Central Florida.

The governor's day began in Orlando at The Citrus Club, where he spoke at the Central Florida Urban League's Black History Month Breakfast. The breakfast was attended by state and local elected officials. 

DeSantis said he was proud to be surrounded by community leaders who have worked and continue to work to advance  and advocate for black Floridians.

“Organizations like the Central Florida Urban League have been instrumental in helping to empower individuals throughout our communities to reach new heights and leave behind a legacy of achievement,” DeSantis said. 

(Credit: Governor Ron DeSantis Press Office)
(Credit: Governor Ron DeSantis Press Office)

After that event, DeSantis announced at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that rocket manufacturing and launch company Firefly Aerospace will be coming to Brevard County, bringing jobs and new launch opportunities.

The announcement comes days after the governor said he asked President Donald Trump if he could place the U.S. Space Command in Cape Canaveral.

The governor said Florida is the logical choice because the state is already home to three central commands: Central Command and Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and U.S. Southern Command in Miami.

DeSantis was in The Villages on Wednesday to announce a new program proposal that would involve importing prescription drugs from Canada so they can be provided to Floridians at a cheaper cost.