This weekend, Scott Luth, FloridaWest CEO and Escambia County Board of County Commission Chairman Jeff Bergosh were among the participants in a historic Memorandum of Understanding agreement signing between Vincent Chong, President & CEO of ST Engineering Aerospace and Mayor Ashton Hayward, Mayor of the City of Pensacola. The expansion project with ST Engineering Aerospace has the potential to develop into one of the premier Aerospace MRO campuses in the world.
Working to develop incredible opportunities for Pensacola and Escambia County is one of the goals of FloridaWest. As with every project, this has been a strong collaboration between many partners such as The City of Pensacola, The State of Florida, Escambia County, The United States Federal Government, Gulf Power, PEDC, and Triumph Gulf Coast Inc.
When complete and fully operational, the MRO aviation campus, including Hangar 1 which started operations in June 2018, will employ close to 2,000 employees in the aviation industry earning an average wage of $45,000.
Photo: L-R: Scott Luth, CEO of FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance; Jeff Bergosh, Chairman of the Escambia Board of County Commissioners; Ashton Hayward, Mayor, City of Pensacola; Vincent Chong, President & CEO of ST Engineering; Gen. (Ret.) John Coburn, Chairman and CEO of VT Systems; Lim Serh Ghee, President, Aerospace of ST Engineering