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11-10-18

Columbia County Awarded $10,200,000 for Construction of Wastewater Treatment Plant


Enterprise Florida


Governor Rick Scott has recently announced eight awards for $28.6 million in funding from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, which was established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature last year, provides funding for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida.


Columbia County was one of the eight projects that were awarded with $10,200,000 for the construction of a wastewater treatment plant which will serve the North Florida Mega Industrial Park, nearby correctional facilities, Florida Gateway Airport, Florida Gateway College and other areas east of Lake City. The plant will serve North Florida Mega Industrial Park, nearby correctional facilities, Florida Gateway Airport, Florida Gateway College and other areas east of Lake City


In total, through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, more than $39 million has been awarded to 15 rural communities.


More than $113 million has already been awarded to promote strong economic development in 41 communities across the state, continuing to grow Florida’s economy - which has already created more than 1.6 million jobs since December 2010.


These proposals were reviewed by DEO, Enterprise Florida (EFI) and chosen by Governor Scott based on their strong return on investment to the state and to meet the demand for a robust workforce or infrastructure needs. Return on investment was calculated to determine the best projects for the state and economic development in the regions.


For more information about the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, visit www.FloridaJobs.org/JobGrowth.