- $35 million appropriated by the State of Florida
- Project earned the Golden Eagle Award for Excellence from ABC
- Completed on time and under budget
- 900 people were, at some point, directly involved in the project
- 59 of the 70 subcontractors and vendors were Florida-based
- An average of 100 direct, full time jobs were created during the construction Will lead to an estimated 300 full time jobs when fully operational.
- Modifications and upgrades were designed to support flight hardware manufacture, assembly, checkout, and processing.