Mystery Project May Get Millions From Florida

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The state of Florida may award nearly $21 million to a mystery economic development project planned at the Melbourne International Airport.

State legislators on Tuesday will vote on whether to go along with Gov. Rick Scott's request to spend the money for "Project Magellan."

If approved it would mark one of the largest single economic development projects approved during Scott's tenure as governor. Brevard County officials earlier this month voted to award a grant to cover city and county impact fees.

Documents show that the company receiving the money is promising to spend up to $500 million between now and 2020.

One group critical of the state's economic development efforts said the state should at least identify the company before approving such a large amount of money.

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