Kottkamp: Stay Tuned for Changes at Space Florida

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Kottkamp: ‘Stay tuned’ on Space Florida front
Orlando Sentinel

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, who heads the board of Brevard-based Space Florida, said Wednesday to “stay tuned” for potential changes to be made at the maligned economic development agency tasked with transitioning the state’s economy into the post-space shuttle world.

Disclosure over the $300,000 spent on lobbyists last year led lawmakers to threaten to cut state funds for the agency last month, and Rep. Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, said these week he had been given a vague assurance from Kottkamp’s office that there would be “structural improvements” at the three-year-old agency.

Asked for more details Wednesday, Kottkamp said: “Stay tuned. Obviously part of the board’s job is to continually monitor what’s going on at Space Florida and make sure we’re making sure Florida continues to be seen as a pre-eminent state in the space industry. Stay tuned to that. We’ll continue to monitor closely to make sure we get the job done.”

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