Disney scraps plans for new Florida campus as fight with Gov. Ron DeSantis continues
The Associated Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – The Walt Disney Co. says it’s scrapping plans to build a new campus in central Florida and relocate 2,000 employees from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development.
Thursday’s announcement follows a year of attacks from Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature, with Disney filing a First Amendment lawsuit against him and other officials last month.
Disney had planned to build the campus about 20 miles from the giant Walt Disney World theme park resort. But a company official says in a memo employees that “new leadership and changing business conditions” prompted Disney to abandon those plans.
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5/19/2023 10:39:29 AM (GMT -5:00)