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Brazilian Aircraft Company Breaks Ground in Jacksonville

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

In Jacksonville Monday, Brazilian aircraft company Embraer broke ground for a new aircraft manufacturing plant that will build spy planes with Lockheed Martin.

Gov. Jeb Bush joined company executives at the old Naval Air Station Cecil Field for the ceremony.

Slated for completion next year, Embraer will invest about $8.5 million in the construction of a new 71,000 square foot production facility.

The expansion will phase in between 150 and 200 high-tech, high-wage jobs


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