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Statement on Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Legislative Budget

We applaud Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature for including nearly $180 million in this year’s budget for seaport infrastructure developments and improvements. This robust infrastructure budget for the Florida Department of Transportation includes investments for several strategic seaport projects around the state and allocates $500,000 for a new seaport security program.

Florida remains a key player in the global marketplace and our ports support nearly 900,000 jobs and contribute $117.6 billion in total economic activity every year. We look forward to continuing to strengthen the state’s economy through new and ongoing seaport development initiatives.