The Florida Times-Union reports on developments concerning Cecil Field, the former Naval Air Station in Jacksonville that the FAA has designated as a spaceport:
Legislation that could help attract space-related companies to Cecil Field has been fast-tracked in the Florida Senate…
A bill filed by state Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, and state Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, would officially designate Cecil Field as a spaceport territory at the state level. That recognition would allow Space Florida, an independent special district that advocates for Florida’s space industry, to offer incentives to attract space-related companies to the area.
“It’s really an economic development type thing,” Wise said. “It will bring businesses in.”
The designation would also include Cecil Field in Space Florida’s master plan, which includes, among other things, funding infrastructure upgrades.
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