Rick Scott to Attend 7-Eleven, Embraer Job Creating Projects
Gov. Rick Scott will be on the east coast Wednesday as expansion projects by the Dallas-based 7-Eleven and Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer S.A. are announced.
Scott will be in Jacksonville at 10 a.m. as 7-Eleven breaks ground in the Jacksonville Landing area, as the convenience store chain returns to the northeast city after more than 20 years with the prospect of opening more stores.
A release from the governor’s office projects the number of stores 7-Eleven plans to open in the Jacksonville area at 80 by 2015, creating more than 800 jobs.
The Florida Times-Union -- promoting the morning event as including free Slurpees to those in attendance -- places the potential number of stores in Jacksonville at more than 15.
At 1:30 p.m., Scott will part of the unveiling of Project Redline at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.
Space Florida is advertising the event as potentially bringing “Significant Near-Term Employment.”
“Announcement of the expansion of an established, Melbourne-based company resulting from an ongoing partnership between Enterprise Florida, Space Florida and the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast.”
Florida Today reported Tuesday that Embraer is expected to announce the new project, including the construction of an aviation facility, “that could create 200 well-paying jobs.”