$28m announced to grow Florida’s semiconductor market


Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis has announced $28m to grow semiconductor and chip manufacturing through five workforce development projects.

Awarded through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, the capital is thought to create high-demand, high-wage jobs for Floridians in the semiconductor space and, in turn, grow the market.

The news follows Governor DeSantis less than two months ago calling for job growth grant applications to strengthen Florida’s semiconductor manufacturing industry and enhance its workforce.

Secretary of Commerce J. Alex Kelly said the awards provide more education options for the learner’s benefit and ensure that crucial industries have qualified, and eager candidates interested in working in their field.

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