JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott's campaign to save Enterprise Florida is drawing on the support of Florida's military community.
The Florida House has voted to eliminate Enterprise Florida, the state's economic-development agency. There is no companion bill pending in the Senate.
At a meeting Wednesday at the National Guard headquarters at Cecil Commerce Center, on Jacksonville's Westside, Scott said Florida’s military community totals $79 billion of economic impact and accounts for almost 775,000 jobs.
Scott said that Enterprise Florida has given millions of dollars in infrastructure and reinvestment grants to the state's the military bases over the last 18 years. Last month, the Florida Defense Support Task Force announced a $400,000 grant to the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center.