by Mike Haridopolos
President, Florida State Senate
May 7, 2011

“Today, I want to call your attention to another important opportunity for Florida: Assembling aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s Light Air Support (LAS) mission in Afghanistan. Nevada-based Sierra Nevada Corporation and Brazil’s Embraer are jointly bidding on this contract, and if they win, they will build their planes in Jacksonville, creating exactly the type of high-quality engineering and technical positions we so urgently need.”

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