American group disney canceled this week Plan to build a new campus for employees in between Florida amid a dispute with the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis.
The entertainment giant will not go ahead with the project Lake Nona due to “significant changes” since the initial announcement,” That includes a new address and changing business status, according to a memo from park president Josh D’Amaro.
The project, was first announced in July 2021 Relocate 2,000 Jobs from California to Lake Nona Which is located about 30 kilometers east of the huge complex Disney World in Orlando.
The over $800 million project would have involved workers Digital Technology, Finance and Product Development With an average salary of $120,000 per year, Orlando business groups said at the time of the announcement.
but disney is stuck Fast pitched battle with DeSantis a rising figure on the US right and who is reportedly planning Launch your bid for the Republican presidential nomination Next week for the 2024 elections.
has been the root of the fighting Disney criticizes DeSantis-backed law banning school lessons About sexual orientation and gender identity.
Mayor Jerry Demings of Orange County, where the resort will be located, said in a statement that the decision Disney was “unfortunate”.
“Although these are the results when There is not a collaborative and inclusive work environment between the State of Florida and the business community Demings said. “We will continue to work together Our valued partner at Disney.” Added.
in February, DeSantis removed control of Disney from its special autonomous district, Allowing city-sized amusement parks to conduct their own zoning and infrastructure projects, exempt from state regulations.
The governor also exposed The idea of building a prison near the park which is part of an expanding tourist destination that employs more than 75,000 people in Florida And it tried to attract about 50 million people per year.
In response, Disney filed a lawsuit against DeSantis, alleging “Campaign of Government Retaliation” for Disney’s Political Positions.
Earlier this week, Disney asked a judge Dismiss the claim filed by the DeSantis-aligned oversight board.
former republican president Donald Trump The fight between DeSantis and Disney has been mocked. In a social media post in April, he said that the company would stop investing money in Florida and that too It may also announce “a slow comeback”.
Trump campaign blamed in a statement Difference Between DeSantis and Disney Depriving the state of big investments and lucrative jobs.
“Because (DeSantis) was too weak to fight for the position”, said the communication praising Trump as a “jobs president”.
“DeSantis’ failed in war with Disney He has done little for his limping campaign, And now it’s doing very little for Florida’s economy.”