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Pensacola Technology Park gets interest from potential tenants

PENSACOLA    -- PENSACOLA -- Pensacola's downtown Technology Park may finally be on track to landing its first tenant.  The City of Pensacola, Escambia County, and the Greater Pensacola agreed to develop the Tech Park in 2008.

It took three years to complete the prep work.  In 2013, with the lot still vacant, they agreed to loosen the restrictions on the types of businesses that could move in. 

Wednesday the park's owner, Pensacola Industrial Development Corporation met with a state agency call Space Florida about potentially setting up shop on the property.

If Space Florida moves in, the empty parking lots at Pensacola's Technology Park may soon be filled with cars once the planned office building is built.

Pensacola Industrial Development Corporation met with representatives from Space Florida about possibly bringing aerospace jobs to town.

Space Florida is a government agency whose main mission is to attract aerospace industries to the state.

"They're very interested in working with us and putting a new facility out there" said Scott Luth, Pensacola Industrial Development Corporation.

So far, Space Florida claims four companies have signed letters of intent expressing interest in moving to Pensacola.

While those companies haven't been identified yet, a representative from Space Florida says one of them is aerospace related.

This is more good news to Scott Luth.  He's a part of Pensacola Industrial Development Corporation... the agency that owns the land at the technology park.

"The project we're currently working with ST Aerospace and now this company also falls right into that target industry sector" said Luth.

There is still a long road ahead.
As of now, only a memorandum of understanding links Space Florida to Pensacola's 9 acre technology park, but it could be a sign of things to come for the now vacant property.