1st Choice Aerospace to expand in Florida

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Florida Governor Rick Scott announced 1st Choice Aerospace's intention to expand in Florida at a Lexington press conference.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that 1st Choice Aerospace’s has chosen to expand in Florida instead of at their Kentucky facility.

The expansion will create 40 new jobs in Miramar, Florida. 1st Choice Aerospace specializes in repairing pneumatics, crew seats, O2, fuel, cargo, and waste systems for commercial, cargo, and military aircraft.

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In a video press release, 1st Choice Aerospace’s owner, Chris Yeazel, said, “I wanted to thank Governor Scott, his team, and Enterprise Florida for creating a business climate that’s friendly and makes it easier to do business. We love Kentucky, however in this instance we had to go with Florida for the ability to do business. It gives us easier access to Europe and South America.”

Earlier today, State Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes issued a warning to Scott against attempting to lure Kentucky businesses and steal Kentucky jobs.