COLLIER COUNTY - The Jackson Laboratory may be a step closer coming to Collier County.
Funding for the project just passed a major hurdle in Congress.
Under the plan, the state will get $800 million from the federal government for Medicaid benefits. That allows the state to spend money on other needs, including paying $50 million for the first year of funding Jackson Labs.
The state and the county have to contribute $130 million for the deal to go through.