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Jul 23, 2019

EDC Secures Second Grant for Brevard County Emergency Operations Center

2020-06-12T14:46:47-04:00July 23rd, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (July 23, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) has secured a Defense Infrastructure Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in the amount of $366,666. This is the second consecutive year that the EDC identified this opportunity and was awarded funds which will support the Brevard County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Civil Site Preparation project. Last year, the EDC was awarded $500,000, bringing the grant award total to nearly $867,000.

Jul 22, 2019

OneWeb Satellites Opens 105,500 Square-Foot Production Facility on Florida’s Space Coast

2020-06-12T14:44:34-04:00July 22nd, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (July 22, 2019) – Today, OneWeb Satellites, a joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus, officially opened the world’s first high-volume, high-speed advanced satellite production facility in Exploration Park on Florida’s Space Coast. Today’s milestone is the next step in advancing the company’s investment on Florida’s Space Coast, which was first announced in 2016 by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) after a highly competitive site selection process. This state-of-the-art facility will employ 250 new high-tech workers and create an additional 3,000 indirect jobs through the supply chain.

Apr 2, 2019

Announcing the Rise of the Rest 8.0 Finalists

2020-06-12T14:41:21-04:00April 2nd, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (April 2, 2019) – In just a few weeks, the Rise of the Rest Road Trip heads to Florida and Puerto Rico. The bus will be hitting the road from April 29 to May 3 to make stops in Orlando, Tampa Bay, Miami, and the Space Coast. The tour will end the week with a visit to Puerto Rico to explore innovation and entrepreneurship with Chef José Andrés. At each stop, the Rise of the Rest team will host a fireside chat, a community celebration, and a pitch competition where eight startups will compete for a $100,000 investment from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.

Mar 4, 2019

EDC’s Weatherman Honored as JA Laureate

2020-06-12T14:40:30-04:00March 4th, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (March 4, 2019) – Over the weekend, the Space Coast witnessed another historical launch, taking our county one step closer to restoring the nation’s ability to fly astronauts into Space. This launch is among many milestones reached by local industry, which have all been true celebrations for the Space Coast. Eight years ago, as Brevard County faced the retirement of the Space Shuttle Program alongside the longest recession in our nation’s history, leaders in the community were already planning an economic comeback. One of these leaders, Lynda Weatherman, President and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC), was inducted Saturday night as a Laureate at the 2019 Junior Achievement of the Space Coast (JA) Business Hall of Fame Awards.

Feb 7, 2019

EDC’s G.O. Contract Program Leads to $15 Million Local Contract

2020-06-12T14:39:34-04:00February 7th, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (February 07, 2019) – Southeast Aerospace, a leading Aerospace solutions company, has announced its win of an exclusive $15 million contract from the Department of Justice to integrate and install Airborne Imaging Systems into a variety of both fixed and rotor-wing aircraft. The opportunity was first identified using the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) G.O. Contracts program.

Feb 1, 2019

Steve Case, J.D. Vance and team head to Orlando, Tampa Bay, Miami, the Space Coast and Puerto Rico

2020-06-12T14:38:47-04:00February 1st, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (February 1, 2019) – Today, Revolution announced that its next five-day Rise of the Rest bus tour, to highlight startup success outside of Silicon Valley, will visit multiple cities in Florida including Orlando, Tampa Bay, Miami and the Space Coast, a set of counties on Florida’s east coast. The tour will end the week with a visit to Puerto Rico to explore innovation and entrepreneurship with Chef José Andrés in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.