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Nov 13, 2019

Space Coast EDC applauds Gov. DeSantis announcement of infrastructure grant for MLB Airport

2020-06-12T14:57:00-04:00November 13th, 2019|

SPACE COAST, Fla. (November 13, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) today praised a decision by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to grant $3.9 million in infrastructure funding to Orlando Melbourne International Airport. The grant from the Florida Job Growth Fund will help open additional airport-owned land for economic development and the potential creation of 500 jobs.

Nov 12, 2019

National economist Brian Wesbury returns to Space Coast

2020-06-12T14:55:43-04:00November 12th, 2019|

SPACE COAST, Fla. (November 12, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and Allen & Company of Florida will present the 3rd Annual Economic Forecast Evening, on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Radisson Resort at Port Canaveral.

Oct 30, 2019

Local manufacturers host manufacturing month plant tours for students

2020-06-12T14:55:09-04:00October 30th, 2019|

SPACE COAST, Fla. (October 30, 2019) – In celebration of Manufacturing Month 2019, four Brevard County manufacturers opened their doors to a dozen students from the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program overseen by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC). The tours are part of a comprehensive effort to inspire and train the next generation of production workers by showcasing the outstanding opportunities and current realities of high-tech manufacturing careers.

Oct 22, 2019

EDC awards Potter, Ciuro at 2019 Annual Meeting

2020-06-12T14:53:34-04:00October 22nd, 2019|

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (October 22, 2019) – During its 2019 Annual Meeting on October 16, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) awarded the Gary R. Cunningham Distinguished Service Award for Economic Development to Mr. William (Bill) C. Potter and its 2019 Volunteer of the Year to Mr. Daniel Ciuro.

Sep 26, 2019

GrowFL announces 2019 “Florida Companies to Watch” finalists

2020-06-12T14:52:49-04:00September 26th, 2019|

SPACE COAST, Fla. (September 26, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and GrowFL are pleased to announce that five Brevard County companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Sep 16, 2019

Brevard manufacturing sector outpaces state and national gains

2020-06-12T14:52:04-04:00September 16th, 2019|

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (September 16, 2019) – At the 4th Annual State of Manufacturing event -- hosted by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) Regional Manufacturing Association (MASC) – attendees celebrated the sector’s growth. Between 2015 and 2018, nearly a quarter (23.3%) of the of jobs created in Brevard County were in manufacturing, far exceeding the state and national numbers of 8.5% and 2.9%, respectively.

Aug 5, 2019

EDC’s McCarthy Joins Select National Group as Economic Development Master Practitioner

2020-06-12T14:50:37-04:00August 5th, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (August 15, 2019) – Following an intense, hands on education, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, Trudy McCarthy, has earned the title of Economic Development Master Practitioner through the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) program.

Aug 3, 2019

BK Technologies, Inc. to Expand Headquarters on Florida’s Space Coast

2020-06-12T14:49:48-04:00August 3rd, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (August 13, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) announced today that BK Technologies, Inc. will expand operations at its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida. The company, who has maintained operations on Florida’s Space Coast for over 45 years, plans to create 35 new positions in the next two years, with an average annual wage of $73,500.