DeSantis announces funding for Osceola County, Valencia College for manufacturing

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Kissimmee on Wednesday morning to announce millions of dollars in funding to fuel the manufacturing industry in Osceola County.

DeSantis presented $6 million to Osceola County to create manufacturing jobs and $3.7 million to Valencia College for training people to fill those jobs.

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He said the money will go toward manufacturing semiconductors.

DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Secretary Dane Eagle.

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