On Tuesday morning, Gov. Rick Scott declared that Merritt Island Boat Works would start a whole new manufacturing facility, making around 380 brand new jobs as well as a capital investment of over US$ 16 million in the Brevard County.
In a statement, Scott told that Florida is on a mission to become the worldwide destination for jobs and it is really good news for the families in Brevard County which 380 new jobs will be included to the community. He added that While Merritt Island Boat Works considered other states for their new facility, they chose Florida as the best place to create jobs.
According to reports, local newspapers reported that the company has plans to make yachts at the ex Sea Ray Boats plant at 1220 Bertram Way on Merritt Island. Very recently, it has been engaged by Bertram Yachts. The Brevard County Commission, last October, voted 3-1 in favor of incentive program for the works of Merritt Island Boats.
The economic development program, at that point of time, was called Project Transom. Trudie Infantini, the County commissioner, voted no and Robin Fisher, Commissioner, was absent at that meeting. At that point of time, the firm told that they would make 380 jobs by the year 2018 with an average wage of US$ 45000 as well as make a huge capital investment in brand new equipment at the plant, if it decided on Merritt Island place.