Florida’s Space Coast:
One Small Step for Your Giant Leap
The birthplace of American space exploration and the hub of Florida’s space industry, Brevard County boasts generations of high-tech talent along with the largest share of STEM-related jobs in Florida. Situated in the middle of major space, air, sea, road and rail corridors, Florida’s Space Coast offers an attractive tax and wage climate enticing a variety of industries. Home to several colleges and universities, including the renowned Florida Institute of Technology, the Space Coast encompasses 72 miles of pristine beach and an average temperature of 73 degrees. Florida’s Space Coast is an alluring location to live, work and play.
One small step in discovering Florida’s Space Coast is the giant leap you’ve been looking for- but don’t just take our word for it. Discover some of the innovative companies such as Blue Origin, Embraer, L3Harris, and Lockheed Martin who discovered their giant leap on Florida’s Space Coast.
CONTACT: Trudy McCarthy Executive Vice President (321) 638-2000 TMcCarthy@SpaceCoastEDC.org …
Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County's not-for-profit, community healthcare system employing over 9,000 associates. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2019, Health First provided more than $180 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we're giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org.
Blue Origin’s vision is enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. Blue Origin is working on this today by developing partially and fully reusable launch vehicles, engines and space systems that are safe, low cost, and serve the needs of all civil, commercial and defense customers. Blue Origin’s footprint on the Space Coast continues to grow with an investment of more than $3 billion in facilities and infrastructure at all sites, including $1 billion invested in the rebuild of historic LC-36, which was completed in October of 2021. For more information about Blue Origin, visit www.blueorigin.com.
What makes a place great? North American Properties believes that it all comes down to connections – people to each other; to their souls; partners to opportunities; and individuals to experiences that move them. We believe that by fulfilling people’s desire for connectedness, we’re creating happier places and experiences that in turn become more successful environments, more vibrant communities and ultimately, a better world. Since 1954, we’ve balanced a well-capitalized approach and a keen focus on successful execution with a willingness to question conventional wisdom, reimagining and expanding the possibilities for more than $7 billion of assets across the US. Whether developing multifamily, mixed-use, office, student housing, hotel or retail environments, we’re driven to deliver more valuable, meaningful real estate that transforms, inspires, delights and succeeds by connecting us all with what matters most. Visit https://www.naproperties.com
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. Visit L3Harris.com.
Embraer is creating tomorrow’s world of custom private air travel today, utilizing industry-leading innovation, design, and technology—all the while incorporating sustainable and socially responsible practices. With nearly 1,000 employees at its Executive Jets headquarters in Melbourne, Embraer delivers the ultimate experience in business aviation through aircraft that feature disruptive performance, comfort, and technology.
Embraer’s Melbourne campus, opened in 2011, is home to assembly lines for the Phenom 100EV and the Phenom 300E, the world´s best-selling light jet for the past ten years. Here, employees also work on the final assembly of the best-in-class midsize jets, Praetor 500 and Praetor 600. They also operate a state-of-the-art Engineering and Technology Center and a 58,000 square feet Global Customer Center. Visit https://executive.embraer.com/global/en.
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