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Update: ST Aerospace bringing jobs to Pensacola
We have an update on the potential three-hundred, high paying Aerospace jobs that may be coming to Pensacola.
We're now hearing from an Escambia County Commissoner who's angry about Mayor Ashton Hayward's decision to announce the preliminary deal.
Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino says county and city authorities have been courting ST Aerospace for a while.
"I have not seen any memorandum of understanding."
He says they county has tentatively agreed to set aside about ten million dollars in sales tax money as part of an incentive package.
But Valentino says the Mayor abruptly canceled two meetings with Commissioners on Tuesday and announced the memo of understanding on his own that night.
Gene Valentino, says "If we're gonna be taken seriously in the world community of economic development, we have to look the part and we have to act the part. And that means we have to speak with one voice."
Mayor Ashton Hayward says he wants this deal to go forward and for the county to be involved.
Mayor Ashton Hayward, said "They've been a part of this. They've been briefed by Scott Luth who heads up economic development. They've been briefed by us and again it's a city-lead project. We would love for the county to participate. It would be a big win. But they've definitely been briefed."