Navy Federal Credit Union, eager to grow its Pensacolaoperations and call center, has won the vote of Florida 4-Hers.

The youngsters of the Escambia 4-H County Council – under acomplex trustee pact involving the Escambia County Commission andthe Florida 4-H Foundation – voted 21-16 Monday to sell 240 acresof land to the $48 billion Navy Federal, clearing the way for thecredit union to add new facilities and hire more people.

The 3.9 million-member, Virginia-based credit union has said itexpects to add 600 employees there, bringing its Pensacola total to 3,000 within a year.

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