Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Ron DeSantis Announces $1.9 Million for Suwanee County

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis awarded more than $1.9 million to Suwannee County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.

The project will support business growth of the Suwannee County Catalyst Site, a 500-acre industrial park centrally located between I-10 and U.S. 90. The funding awarded today will help Suwannee County expand water distribution infrastructure and treatment facilities to support commercial businesses moving to the area and bolster economic development. This project is expected to add 1,040 jobs to the area including jobs in high-demand fields like manufacturing and distribution.

“Florida prioritizes infrastructure improvements in communities like Suwannee County because when Florida communities succeed, our state economy thrives,” said DeSantis. “As Florida’s economy outpaces the nation by virtually every measure, we will continue to seed opportunities for Floridians that foster economic success for generations to come.”

“The Department of Economic Opportunity is proud to support Governor DeSantis’ efforts to invest in Florida communities to attract new businesses and create new opportunities for hardworking Floridians,” said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Secretary Dane Eagle. “We will continue to work closely with communities like Suwannee County to connect them with unique opportunities that stimulate their local economies and maximize positive impacts on their residents.”

See also  Ron DeSantis Receives 27 Bills from the Florida Legislature

“Today’s investment in Suwannee County further reinforces Governor DeSantis’ commitment to ensuring Florida’s communities have all resources necessary to attract new companies and high-paying jobs for their residents,” said Florida Deputy Secretary of Commerce Laura DiBella. “The investments made here today will have long-lasting ripple effects throughout the North Florida region, and Enterprise Florida is proud to work alongside DEO under our Governor’s leadership to make critical investments in Florida’s communities.”

The capacity expansion is anticipated to bring five new businesses to Suwanee County and the Suwannee County Catalyst Site and will enable the county to attract new business and support fire suppression and potable water needs for commercial endeavors within the project area.

The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is an economic development program designed to promote public infrastructure and workforce training across the state. Proposals are reviewed by DEO and Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) and are chosen by DeSantis to meet the demands for workforce training or infrastructure needs in communities around the state.


  • Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

    View all posts
Share this story:
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow our Facebook Page

Follow us on X, Insta, Linkedin

Related Stories

Florida Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis received the following bills from the Florida Legislature: CS/HB 141 – Economic Development CS/CS/HB 1363 – Traffic...

Governor Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the following bills: CS/CS/CS/HB 267 – Building Regulations – Requires the Florida Building Commission to modify provisions in the...


This week, the Sterling Council announced the 2024 Recipients of the prestigious Sterling Award. This year there were two first-time recipients of the Governor’s...


More tourists visited the Sunshine State last year than any year on record. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the updated figures today. Below is...