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Gov. Rick Scott says $850,000 in grants will be awarded to 11 Florida communities with military installations.
The 2012-2013 Defense Reinvestment Grants are intended to maintain those bases and support efforts to diversify the economies in those communities. Enterprise Florida administers the grant program.
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Scott's office said Monday that the military and defense sector has a $60 billion economic impact on the state, providing more than 686,181 jobs.
The counties receiving the grants are: Bay, Brevard, Clay, Duval, Escambia, Okaloosa, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas and Santa Rosa.