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A new airport could spark the economy in rural Florida

BY NICK FOURIEZOS Open Campus/Associated Press
Posted 6/21/24

One of Florida's poorest counties is preparing for the new "Airglades" airport, a $300 million cargo hub that could transform its economy.

Local leaders see the project as a generational opportunity, one that could bring more than 1,400 new, high-skilled jobs to their largely agricultural community at the edge of the Everglades. But to make good on its promise, the region's educators will have to overcome some harsh realities.

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