Ron DeSantis Takes Part as Spirit Airlines Starts Building New Facility in Broward County

On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis helped break ground on Spirit Airlines’ new corporate headquarters in Dania Beach.

Back in October, Spirit Airlines announced that it was investing $250 million to build a new corporate headquarter in Dania Beach, creating 225 new jobs in the area over the next five years. DeSantis, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ted Christie and Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) President and CEO Jamal Sowell attended the event on Thursday as the new project begins.

“Spirit Airlines is a major job creator for our state, and we are excited that they have chosen to expand their Florida footprint with this new corporate campus,” said DeSantis. “Today’s groundbreaking is just another indication that Florida remains the best state in the nation to start or grow a business.”

“Spirit has called South Florida home for more than 20 years,” said Christie. “This new investment will keep us connected to the community while improving our team’s efficiency and ability to support what is an ever-expanding international operation. Thank you to the governor and lieutenant governor for attending today to show their support for the future of Spirit Airlines and our investment in Florida. We look forward to partnering with our community, creating more jobs and driving future economic development as South Florida’s Hometown Airline.”

“Florida’s burgeoning economy continues to attract more business to our great state,” said Nuñez. “Spirit Airlines expanding operations with a new South Florida corporate campus will continue to drive economic growth and job creation, while helping foster a 21st century economy for the Sunshine State.”

“Tourism and transportation go hand in hand, which is why we are excited that Spirit Airlines is expanding in Broward County,” said Sowell. “Today’s groundbreaking is great for Spirit and the Sunshine State as our economy continues to grow.”

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

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