If ever a story has made Floridians think, “There oughta be a law,” it is the story of Digital Domain and the $20 million.
The money went to the now-bankrupt company in 2009 even though Enterprise Florida, which evaluates such requests, had declined to recommend such an investment by the state. The company’s founder appealed to the Crist administration, and secured support from certain state legislators. The Legislature allowed then-Gov. Charlie Crist to approve $42 million for economic development projects with code names. Digital Domain’s was “Bumblebee.” The company got the $20 million. One of the legislators got a seat on the company’s board.
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