Disney Scraps Florida Plans Amid DeSantis Confrontation

Disney Scraps Florida Plans , Amid DeSantis Confrontation.
CNBC reports that Disney has canceled plans to open
a new employee campus in Florida amid ongoing
tension with the governor of the Sunshine State.
CNBC reports that Disney has canceled plans to open
a new employee campus in Florida amid ongoing
tension with the governor of the Sunshine State.
Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks,
experiences and products division, addressed
the decision in a May 18 memo to employees.
Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks,
experiences and products division, addressed
the decision in a May 18 memo to employees.
D'Amaro cited "changing business conditions" and CEO Bob Iger's return to helming the company.
D'Amaro cited "changing business conditions" and CEO Bob Iger's return to helming the company.
Along with announcing that Disney would not go forward
with the new campus, the company canceled plans to
relocate 2,000 California-based employees to Florida.
Along with announcing that Disney would not go forward
with the new campus, the company canceled plans to
relocate 2,000 California-based employees to Florida.
This was not an easy decision to make,
but I believe it is the right one, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks,
experiences and products division, via CNBC.
CNBC reports that the new campus was
originally scheduled to open as soon as
2022-2023, but was later pushed back to 2026.
It is clear to me that the power of
this brand comes from our incredible
people, and we are committed to
handling this change with
care and compassion, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney’s parks,
experiences and products division, via CNBC.
The news comes after Governor Ron DeSantis
targeted Disney's special district, which had
allowed it to self-govern its operations for decades.
The news comes after Governor Ron DeSantis
targeted Disney's special district, which had
allowed it to self-govern its operations for decades.
The special district's five-member
board was replaced by members
handpicked by DeSantis. .
The special district's five-member
board was replaced by members
handpicked by DeSantis. .
In response, Disney filed a lawsuit accusing
DeSantis and the new board members of
carrying out a campaign of political retribution. .
In response, Disney filed a lawsuit accusing
DeSantis and the new board members of
carrying out a campaign of political retribution.

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