According To WFTV, the City of Kissimmee will announce, tomorrow, a corporate addition to the City, and at the Kissimmee Airport! Italico Aviation, a light sports plane manufacturer will begin construction in January and begin manufacturing their planes in late March or early April. As you will read below, the company will receive a half million dollars from Enterprise Florida as well as a property tax exemption. In exchange, the company may create 55 positions, paying higher than most salaries in Osceola County, averaging $61,000 yearly. Please, read below for more info;
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The city of Kissimmee made a major announcement Tuesday involving an Italian aviation company that will move into the Kissimmee Airport, which will result in more jobs.
Kissimmee beat out Atlanta and a city in Wisconsin for the business, a big step for the city because of what it could lead to in the long run.
Jonathan Johns, vice president at the Sport Pilot Training Center, said his business will get a big boost when Italico Aviation USA moves in.
“We thought it was a great move for Kissimmee to bring an international company to the airport and create jobs here,” Johns said.
The project will create 55 jobs with an average salary of $61,000, which is 200 percent higher than the average wage in Osceola County right now.
The company will manufacture light sport planes capable of water landings. Once the planes are built, a distribution center at the airport will handle the delivery of the planes to clients all over the world.
An incentive package helped seal the deal with the company. Italico Aviation got $500,000 from Enterprise Florida, plus a property tax exemption from the city, an investment Kissimmee leaders said will be worth it in the long run because of the potential for more companies to follow.
Construction on the company’s facility starts in January, and they hope to start building planes by March or April.
ALL the job openings will be posted through Workforce Central Florida.
And no, we have no idea if anyone’s spouses will obtain any of the positions before anyone else!
St. Cloud’s PegHorn trail system closed until further notice
Submitted by City of St. Cloud Public Information Office
St. Cloud, Fla. (July 14, 2014) – St. Cloud Parks and Recreation staff have temporarily closed the PegHorn Nature Park & Trail trail system until further notice due to recent heavy rainfall.
“While the continual rains have provided this beautiful wetland with a healthy water level, it has also created an unsafe journey for its human visitors,” said Parks and Recreation Beautification Manager Kimberly Duffy. “We need to ensure our visitors are safe and enjoy their visit through this amazing trail.”
PegHorn Nature Park & Trail’s Historical Village and its connecting pathways remain open to the public. PegHorn Nature Park & Trail is located at 2101 PegHorn Way and regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details on any Parks and Recreation activity, project, program, or rental facility, please visit the Parks and Recreation web page at www.stcloud.org, e-mail ParksAndRecreation@stcloud.org, or call (407) 957-7243.