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JAXPORT Receiving $13.7M State Grant

A view of Jacksonville's port.
Via Jacksonville Daily Record
A view of Jacksonville's port.

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $250 million in state grants for Florida’s ports Thursday to assist in recovery from decreased revenue in 2020 and to invest in infrastructure.WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reported JAXPORT will receive $13,716,224 from the program.

“From the cruise industry, to cargo, to supporting military operations, our ports provide nearly 1 million jobs for Floridians. This $250 million investment in our ports is a commitment to our future economic prosperity for generations to come,” DeSantis said in a news release.

A look at what other Florida ports, including the Port of Fernandina, will be receiving is in an expanded version of this story at