State defense grants coming this way (DOCUMENT)

Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 09:54 AM.

Statewide, grants totaling $1,581,245 were handed out to support Florida military installations, according to a news release from Enterprise Florida.

The grants protect a $60 billion economic impact and approximately 686,000 defense industry jobs, the release states.

“This grant program is a vital tool in maintaining Florida’s reputation as the most military friendly state in the nation,” Gov. Rick Scott was quoted as saying in the release. “Jobs for Florida families is my top priority, and these grants will improve the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Floridians employed at our military installations.”

Contact Daily News Staff Writer Tom McLaughlin at 850-315-4435 or Follow him on Twitter @TomMnwfdn.

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