Florida Gov. DeSantis awards $5.5M to Jacksonville

$5.5M will go toward railway track to serve Cecil Airport

The 'DeSantis Factor:' will it matter in school board races

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded $5.5 million to Jacksonville for a new railway track that would serve Cecil Airport’s Commerce Center.

The governor was joined by Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Dane Eagle and Enterprise Florida Deputy Secretary of Commerce Laura DiBella to announce the award.

[TRENDING: Melbourne fireworks store catches fire after fatal car crash into building | Hurricane treasure hunters: Daddy-daughter duo strike gold on Florida coastline | Become a News 6 Insider]

DeSantis said the $5.5 million would construct a 3-mile track for Cecil Airport’s Commerce Center.

“This project alone is expected to bring 500 new jobs in manufacturing and logistics to the area with an economic impact of over $14 million for the City of Jacksonville,” DeSantis said.

The governor said this would link the main rail line north of Interstate 10 to the Cecil Commerce Center.

Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

About the Author:

Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.