OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A new 3D imaging technology business is coming to Osceola County claiming to bring new jobs and revenue to the area.
County commissioners still voted in favor of giving it a free county building and funding without officially knowing what the company was.
Eyewitness News asked county officials if they know enough about the mystery business, which goes by "Project Ideas" in county documents, to agree to a deal.
"They ask for confidentiality so they can make the move and protect their trade secrets," Osceola County commission chairman Frank Attkisson said.
The company is set to come to Osceola County and claims it will bring 110 jobs that pay an average of $62,000 per year.
"This is a game changer for Osceola County," Attkisson said.
The company is getting state and county incentives to bring those jobs.
Even though commissioners don't know the name of the company, they voted to give the 3D imaging technology business a county building in Kissimmee with a lease of just $1 for the next three years.
Attkisson said the state has set up the program and the state only pays if the jobs are produced.
The executive director of Integrity Florida, Dan Krassner, said dozens of deals happen like this every year.
"This is an example of governments operating in secret. When contracts are given out to companies and the public isn't even told the name of the company that's going to receive our money," Krassner said.
A county spokesman said some county officials know the name of the company and have researched it but they're not allowed to disclose the name of it until the company itself decides to.