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  • 7 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The federal government has awarded the Jacksonville Port Authority a $20 million grant for the reconstruction of more than 100 acres of existing terminal pavement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. The funding is part of a $238 million plan to expand and upgrade the facility, with more than […]

  • 1 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Donald Trump toured Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike last Friday, as part of a major environmental visit. During his walking tour, President Trump looked at the work being done on the aging dike to improve water quality across South Florida. Joining him were Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, along […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. President Donald Trump will visit the Lake Okeechobee area on Friday, March 29, to talk about progress on infrastructure projects on and near the lake, local media reports.  White House Deputy Press Secretary, Judd Deere, confirmed the news, indicating that Trump will tout work on repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike and a long-planned rehabilitation project. […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Rick Scott visited JAXPORT earlier this week to highlight his Fighting for Florida budget agenda, which includes more a more than $140 million investment for Florida Ports. Senator Scott also toured Port Tampa Bay, Port Canaveral, Port Panama City and PortMiami throughout the week to highlight his commitment to fighting for the continued success of Florida’s […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, together with Representatives Brian Mast and Francis Rooney, have released the following joint statement after President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request to Congress failed to include sufficient funding for Everglades restoration efforts. “For the third year in a row, the administration’s budget request underfunds critical projects in South Florida. […]

  • 8 August 2012

    Next week, the Port Manatee will host a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction for the extension of Berth 12, and Gov. Rick Scott is expected to attend this event. According to, Carlos Buqueras, the Port Executive Director, said: “We have a high level of confidence the governor and federal and state representatives […]