Gov. DeSantis Announces $4.8 Million Grant To Complete ST Engineering Expansion Funding

February 19, 2020

Wednesday morning, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $4.8 million for infrastructure upgrades at the Pensacola airport, completing the funding needed for a ST Engineering expansion that will being over 1,300 local jobs.

“My office is going to be awarding the City of Pensacola really the final piece of the puzzle for this next phase of $4.8 million through my Florida Job Growth Job Fund for infrastructure enhancements at the Pensacola International Airport,” DeSantis said during a press conference at the airport. The money will build the necessary taxiways, ramps and other infrastructure that will support additional maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities and other development.

That will “allow the airport to support ST Engineering’s plans to build one of the biggest MRO operations in North America,” DeSantis Said. ST Engineering’s plans will bring three new MRO hangers to the airport and create over 1,300 new jobs.

The completed facility will include four MRO hangers, warehouses and office buildings.

“I think that this is really going to help drive not only in Escambia, but really throughout the region,” DeSantis said.

Other funding pledged for the project includes $15 million each from Escambia County and the City of Pensacola, $66 million from Triumph Gulf Coast and $20 million from the Florida Department of Transportation.

Pictured: Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $4.8 million in airport funding Wednesday at the Pensacola International Airport. Photos for, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Gov. DeSantis Announces $4.8 Million Grant To Complete ST Engineering Expansion Funding”

  1. clif on February 20th, 2020 4:10 pm

    Thanks ‘Govner” for supporting such a good project. Keep up the good work.

  2. J D on February 20th, 2020 1:42 pm

    Hopefully it’s well paying jobs. Businesses cannot get enough good Skilled workers anymore. Good skilled labor is almost non-existent anymore. Every so often a young person who wants to learn a trade comes along. But very rare. So let’s hope for a better future and higher paying jobs for the ones who are skilled and in demand.

  3. John Doe on February 20th, 2020 10:49 am

    4.8 million? That’s nothing for a company of that size. This was just a PR stunt, that money won’t equate to anything.

  4. Taree Huggers on February 20th, 2020 9:57 am

    Why is the governor giving money to a Singapore company? We’re sending jobs overseas and then giving overseas companies money to build in the US.

  5. just saying on February 20th, 2020 9:21 am

    ST – Singapore Technology owned and controlled by the Singapore Government, how’s that feel Florida Taxpayers?? your tax money being given to a foreign government.

  6. Satoshi Nakamoto on February 20th, 2020 1:17 am

    They should buy out century and build a airport and extend pcola there

  7. Donald : cooper on February 19th, 2020 11:22 pm

    That sounds really great but shouldn’t we build some infrastructure like roads and so forth to handle the traffic .

  8. Kane on February 19th, 2020 8:56 pm

    Wow this Gov. just keeps hitting it out of the park! First he fast tracks medical marijuana, then he gets rid of common core , now a grant and new jobs for our area. Great job Gov. DeSantis!

  9. Chelleepea on February 19th, 2020 5:34 pm

    Good news for Pensacola . ……

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