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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.

Jan 28, 2019

EDC Brings Clarity to Competitive Opportunity Zones

2020-06-12T14:36:07-04:00January 28th, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (January 28, 2019) – On Thursday January 24, during an exclusive webinar, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) Senior Director of Business Development, Gregory Weiner CEcD, provided an in-depth overview of Opportunity Zones, the federal program designed to encourage new capital investment and job creation in low income census tracts.

Jan 3, 2019

EDC Webinar – Beyond the ‘What’ of Opportunity Zones: How to Make the Program Work; Building an Investable Project

2020-06-12T14:35:15-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Space Coast, FL (January 3, 2019) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) will host an exclusive webinar entitled Beyond the 'What' of Opportunity Zones: How to Make the Program Work; Building an Investable Project. After providing an overview of what Opportunity Zones are, and why they will attract hundreds of millions of investable dollars, the webinar will focus on what needs to be done to develop an investable project to increase the chances of attracting that funding.

Dec 2, 2018

Florida’s Space Coast Named “Turnaround of the Year” by SpaceNews

2020-06-12T14:34:08-04:00December 2nd, 2018|

Space Coast, FL (December 3, 2018) – Florida’s Space Coast has been selected Turnaround of the Year for the 2018 Awards for Excellence & Innovation by SpaceNews. The Awards, which were established to honor individuals and organizations making a significant impact in the space industry, were announced Monday, December 3 at the Washington Space Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

Nov 21, 2018

Lagoon-Restoration Technology Hackathon Brings Innovation Solutions to Table

2020-06-12T14:33:31-04:00November 21st, 2018|

Space Coast, FL (November 9, 2018) – While many of us slept over this past weekend, over 100 tech enthusiasts went to work to identify and develop technology solutions to restore health to the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Hosted by high-tech incubator, Groundswell Startups, the 36-hour marathon event “Hack the IRL” brought together 16 diverse groups who worked collaboratively to compete for prizes worth over $4,400.