Governor Ron DeSantis Awards More Than $3.5 Million for Infrastructure Improvements in Clay County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ~ Governor Ron DeSantis has awarded more than $3.5 million to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners through the Governor's Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for targeted infrastructure improvements. This investment is expected to create approximately 170 new high-wage jobs in the manufacturing sector upon completion.

The Governor stated, "Florida's freedom-first and business-empowering policies draw manufacturers from across the globe to our state. Today's infrastructure award will connect the Clay County community with high-wage jobs, bolster Florida's manufacturing industry, and strengthen the nation's number one economy."

Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly added, "The strategic investments made today will ensure that Clay County can continue to grow and thrive at record pace. Thanks to Governor DeSantis' support, this project builds on past investments in Clay County that create meaningful career opportunities for generations of Floridians and strengthen our state's economy."

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Clay County has seen a 35% population growth in the last ten years and these investments are expected to further attract new business growth in key industries such as manufacturing. The award will go towards infrastructure support with the construction of a new half-mile section collector road, Pringle Road, and enhancements to a quarter-mile section arterial road, County Road 218.

Since 2019, $142 million has been awarded through the Job Growth Grant Fund for programs that build stronger communities and support workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by FloridaCommerce and chosen by Governor DeSantis to meet demands for workforce training or infrastructure needs in communities around the state.

FloridaCommerce is currently accepting proposals until all funding has been awarded. For more information visit

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