Mystery Project May Get Millions from Fla.

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida will award nearly $21 million to a mystery economic development project planned at the Melbourne International Airport.

A state legislative panel Tuesday approved a request by Gov. Rick Scott to spend the money for "Project Magellan."
The approval of the project marks one of the largest single economic development projects approved during Scott's tenure as governor.

Documents show that the company receiving the money is promising to spend up to $500 million between now and 2020.
One group critical of the state's economic development efforts said the state should at least identify the company before approving such a large amount of money.

Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, knows the identity of the company and called it a "good deal for Florida and for taxpayers."

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