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Aug 23, 2018

EDC Joins Governor Scott in Welcoming Walmart to Cocoa

2020-06-12T14:11:50-04:00August 23rd, 2018|

Space Coast, FL (August 23, 2018) – Yesterday, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) joined community leaders, including Governor Rick Scott, at the grand opening of Walmart’s new $145 million grocery Distribution Center in Cocoa, FL. The EDC first announced Walmart’s plans in July of 2017, after working with the Canaveral Port Authority, and the City of Cocoa to bring this project to the Space Coast.

Aug 22, 2018

GrowFL Announces 2018 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists

2020-06-12T14:10:58-04:00August 22nd, 2018|

Space Coast, FL (August 22, 2018) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and GrowFL are pleased to announce that nine Space Coast companies are among the first round of 2018 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL. The awards event, now in its eighth year, honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. Chosen from a candidate pool of 134 growing second-stage businesses, the finalists collectively represented $518 million in annual revenue and employed 2,743 full-time equivalent employees in 2017.

Aug 7, 2018

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Meets with Aerospace Industry Leaders in Brevard County

2020-06-12T14:10:02-04:00August 7th, 2018|

Space Coast, FL (August 7, 2018) – Earlier today, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and Space Florida hosted NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for an industry leader’s roundtable discussion. James Frederick “Jim” Bridenstine was nominated by President Donald Trump, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in as NASA’s 13th administrator on April 23, 2018.

Aug 3, 2018

When it Comes to Filling Manufacturing Jobs Perception is Key

2020-06-12T14:09:08-04:00August 3rd, 2018|

Space Coast, FL (August 3, 2018) – The Space Coast is home to over 500 manufacturers, from high-tech titans such as Harris to two-manned shops such as music accessories producer LightWing Studios. Although diverse, the local manufacturing industry does have one strong common thread – a need for skilled workers.