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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.

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.