Fla. Gov. Promises $13M For Fort Lauderdale Port Upgrade

Law360, Miami (January 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EST) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday committed $13 million for improvements to Port Everglades and also broke ground on the nation's only on-port international and domestic cargo rail facility there, saying the projects will keep the state competitive in attracting international business and help add upward of 135,000 jobs.

Scott's promise of funding for the Fort Lauderdale seaport's Southport Turning Notch Extension project, which will allow for dock expansion, came two days after he pledged $36 million for navigational improvements at Jacksonville's port.

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