Merritt Island Boat Works plans to open in former Sea Ray plant

The former Sea Ray and Bertram facility on Florida’s Merritt Island is getting a new occupant, Florida Today reported.

Merritt Island Boat Works is coming to the Florida community with plans to create 380 jobs by 2018, with an average salary of $45,000.

The company had considered locations in both North Carolina and South Carolina as well, but chose Brevard “for its available workforce and access to U.S. and international markets,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement.

Last fall, Brevard County officials agreed to a variety of tax incentives to bring the company — known only as “Project Transom at the time — to the community.

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  1. Florida communities better all start thinking about tax incentives for some of these established as well as “Start Up” Marine companies if they don’t want
    to lose anymore old or new boat brands . The Carolina’ s have always been attractive to the marine industry, with their tax structures, weather and more than qualified help that can and will work for less because of the cost of living
    being cheaper than Florida as a whole. Also the people have been in the marine trade for years so a company not giving up quality to save money.

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