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Florida, the Salmon State? New salmon-raising facility might make that true | Miami Herald

Florida, the Salmon State?

An economic impact study commissioned by Atlantic Sapphire to The Washington Economics Group (WEG), was highlighted in the article published on March 18, 2018 in the Business Monday’s section of the Miami Herald.  What was one a sprawling tomato field near Homestead is being turned over in stages for a new crop: Atlantic Salmon, fresh from Florida, the land of palm trees and gators. According to Miami economist, J. Antonio Villamil, WEG Founder and Principal, the construction of the first phase of the project is estimated to bring 2,745 jobs. Throughout the construction and development of phase 3 plus operations of the entire project, the economic impact will be nearly 21,000 jobs, and the company plans a total capital investment of about $585 million.  Read full story. 

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