PANAMA CITY, FL, April 29, 2016 (Local News) -Port Panama City is officially ready to spend approximately $13.5 million to purchase a 38-acre parcel from the WestRock paper mill and build a second port.
After two years of negotiations, the Port Authority unanimously voted in favor of the deal Thursday, calling it a historic decision. On Tuesday, there will be a signing ceremony to seal the agreement.
“We’re starting with a blank page,” Port Authority Chairman Don Crisp said. “It’ll be a real good opportunity to bring some jobs to Bay County.